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​Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

If you require information regarding Special Educational Needs please contact our SENCO Ms L. Spurgin on spurginl@bishopperowne.co.uk or via the College reception on 01905 746800.

The Learning Support Team includes the SENCO and a team of dedicated Teaching Assistants. Support for our students is based on assessed needs and designed to help remove barriers to learning and promote access, inclusion and independence.
Support may be offered in the mainstream classroom, working alongside subject staff to ensure students achieve their very best, or as part of a short term, planned intervention to address individual needs.

Teaching Assistants may also work in specific subject areas, to support subject staff in preparing resources, improving curriculum access and delivering subject interventions. Targeted interventions include literacy and numeracy skills, handwriting, EAL support (English as an Additional Language), speech and language skills, social skills etc.

We work closely with our partner Primary schools and Colleges of Further Education to ensure smooth transition both at the start of Key Stage 3 and at the end of Key Stage 4. We also work with a wide range of outside agencies for advice and support, including our Educational Psychologist, the Learning Support Team, the Behaviour Support Team, Hearing Impaired Service, medical teams, the Educational Welfare Officer and especially our own college Care, Guidance and Support Team.

Provision also includes a Nurture Base.  This base supports students at KS3 who may need extra emotional and social support with transition to high school.  It is based in the Malvern Learning Centre and is open throughout the day including break and lunchtimes.

Useful web links

  • Worcester Deaf Children's Society WDCS is a local support group for deaf and hard of hearing children and their families in Worcestershire
  • Worcester Snoezelen is a multi-sensory leisure therapy centre for people who have disabilities and additional needs. Snoezelen provides accessible and inclusive activities for people of any ability level. The centre comprise of 4 multi-sensory rooms, hydrotherapy pool, soft play area, music and arts.
  • Worcestershire Association of Carers - this is a registered charity that proves an independent source of information, advice and support for the estimated 63,000 unpaid adult caters in Worcestershire
  • Worcestershire Health and Care Patient Relations Team A confidential advice, support and information service for patients relatives and carers
  • Worcestershire Parent & Carers' Community (WPCC) The Worcestershire Parent and Carers' Community (WPCC) is a local charity that supports families across the county, all of whom have a child with a disability or additional need. The WPCC's main aim is to bring families out of isolation, ensuring that families that have a child with additional needs are able to enjoy quality time together within their community, with other families.

 

The information on this page includes a range of information sources and links to websites that appear to be educational in nature and appropriate when last reviewed. However, Bishop Perowne CE College does NOT endorse or recommend any of the contents, commercial products, processes or services presented in or by any of the information sources or websites within this page

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