How will the Manor Academy ensure my child achieves their full potential?
At the Manor Academy, we are committed to ensuring that all students achieve their absolute potential. We do this through excellent teaching, high quality learning support, regular tracking and data analysis and finally support and interventions where necessary. All students with SEND have a SEND mentor who will help, support and guide them during their school career and who will set and monitor targets in our termly SEND review meetings and who will liaise with those at home.
A support mentor acts alongside a student’s Academic Mentor. They will meet regularly with their mentee to provide an extra level of care and guidance. This may take the form of liaising with teaching staff, sharing expert knowledge, working on interventions or extra support in a small group or one-to-one basis and through mentoring meetings to talk through issues. It is expected that Support Mentors meet their support mentee on a basis that meets their needs.
All students with SEND at the Manor Academy have the Academy version of a Pupil Passports. A member of the SEND team will meet at least once per term to produce and review a child's education plan and update the pupil passports, which identifies a students barriers to learning and suggests strategies for learning for their teachers. They also provide an opportunity to review progress and to identify when more support is needed, as well as giving an opportunity for parents to feed back.
Education Health Care Plan(EHC) - Education, Health and Care Plans are a national provision for students who require further support than the Local Offer. They are only considered necessary when large amounts of support from various agencies is required.
An EHC plan can be applied for through the school, by parents, social services or the health service. Once an application has been made, the local authority will make a decision within two weeks on whether the plan should be approved. All involved agencies then have our weeks to complete a report on that student.
EHC plans provide a clear outline of actions expected of all agencies involved with a child. They are reviewed yearly. You can discuss EHC plans with the Academy Deputy SENCo or with other outside agencies if they are involved with your family.