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Kennet School

Address
Stoney Lane
Thatcham
Berkshire
RG19 4LL
Tel
01635 862121
Fax
01635 871814
Email
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Kennet School, Thatcham is a state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.

Local authority:

West Berkshire

Pupils:

1744

Religion:

Non-denominational


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Special Education Needs Survey


SEN Statement

It is widely acknowledged that 20% of pupils need extra help at some stage in their school careers. At Kennet, we have long been clear that attention to the needs of the individual is vital. New pupils arriving in school are carefully screened to ensure that their needs are identified and met. For the majority of children, this means careful negotiation with primary schools and discussions before the child ever arrives at Kennet. We have a well-trained and enthusiastic Special Needs Department, which ensures that the provision for children in difficulty is appropriate. This may manifest itself in work in mainstream classrooms or in small groups withdrawn, though the latter is very rare. We are careful to invest significantly in staffing in the early years of secondary education, to ensure that pupils have appropriate assistance as far as possible in classrooms, alongside their peers. We have the benefit of joint working with others from West Berkshire Education Authority, including an Educational Psychologist. The particular needs of pupils are communicated to staff, pupils and parents, by the use of Individual Education Plans. These plans and Statements are reviewed regularly and the reviews involve all key parties. At parents’ evenings, and at other times of the year, a member of the Special Needs Department is always available should parents require further advice.

Able, gifted and talented pupils are also often considered to have “special needs”. We have invested a great deal of time and effort in identifying our more able pupils in recent years and in providing opportunities and support for their needs. We are delighted that some 140 pupils have already been affiliated by the Government to the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth. We will continue to offer masterclasses and other opportunities, including summer and Easter schools, for pupils across the whole spectrum of ability.


Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Currently no provision for.Can provide for but no experience of Experience of Now provide for in school Centre of Excellence for.
Aspergers Syndrome MildTicked
Aspergers Syndrome ModerateTicked
Aspergers Syndrome SevereTicked
Autism MildTicked
Autism ModerateTicked
Autism SevereTicked
Semantic Pragmatic DisorderTicked
Other AutisticTicked

Behavioural Difficulties

Currently no provision for.Can provide for but no experience of Experience of Now provide for in school Centre of Excellence for.
Attention Deficit Disorder MildTicked
Attention Deficit Disorder ModerateTicked
Attention Deficit Disorder SevereTicked
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorders MildTicked
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorders ModerateTicked
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorders SevereTicked
Emotional and behavioural difficulties MildTicked
Emotional and behavioural difficulties ModerateTicked
Emotional and behavioural difficulties SevereTicked
Conduct DisordersTicked
Obsessive Compulsive DisordersTicked
Oppositional Defiant DisordersTicked
Tourettes and other tic disordersTicked

Genetic and related Disorders

Currently no provision for.Can provide for but no experience of Experience of Now provide for in school Centre of Excellence for.
Down's Syndrome MildTicked
Down's Syndrome ModerateTicked
Down's Syndrome SevereTicked
Fragile XTicked
Other geneticTicked

Learning difficulties

Currently no provision for.Can provide for but no experience of Experience of Now provide for in school Centre of Excellence for.
Moderate learning difficultiesTicked
Profound and multiple learning difficultiesTicked
Severe learning difficultiesTicked

Specific learning difficulties

Currently no provision for.Can provide for but no experience of Experience of Now provide for in school Centre of Excellence for.
Dyscalculia MildTicked
Dyscalculia ModerateTicked
Dyscalculia SevereTicked
Dyslexia MildTicked
Dyslexia ModerateTicked
Dyslexia SevereTicked
Dyspraxia MildTicked
Dyspraxia ModerateTicked
Dyspraxia SevereTicked
Other Specific Learning Difficulties Mild
Other Specific Learning Difficulties Moderate
Other Specific Learning Difficulties Severe
English as an additional languageTicked

Sensory Impairment

Currently no provision for.Can provide for but no experience of Experience of Now provide for in school Centre of Excellence for.
Hearing Impairment MildTicked
Hearing Impairment Moderate
Hearing Impairment Severe
Multi-sensory Impairment
Speech and Language DifficultiesTicked
Visual Impairment MildTicked
Visual Impairment Moderate
Visual Impairment Severe

Medical and Related Needs

Currently no provision for.Can provide for but no experience of Experience of Now provide for in school Centre of Excellence for.
Cerebral Palsy MildTicked
Cerebral Palsy Moderate
Cerebral Palsy Severe
"Delicate" childrenTicked
EpilepsyTicked
Eating disordersTicked
Physical Difficulties (Not indicated elsewhere.)Ticked
Other

General Questions

Are all children tested for SEN on entry to the school?
Please outline the screening programmes used by the school.
How many children with statements of need or equivalent do you have in the school?
Do you make special provision for exceptionally gifted children?Ticked
Please outline what is on offer for such children
Please indicate if the school has or has available to it any of the following:
Behaviour Support Unit.
Learning Support Unit.
Pupil Referral Unit.
Other withdrawal.
Specialist language centre
Schemes or Initiatives such as SHARE or Playing for Success.
Please indicate if the school has any of the following characteristics:
SEN accreditation, for example by CRESTED?
Centre of excellence for SEN that is Not already outlined?
Good wheelchair accessTicked
Provides outreach support?
Receives outreach support?
Do children with SEN participate fully in sport and other extracurricular activities?Ticked
Please provide information on staffing. Does the school have:
A SENCO or equivalent?Ticked
Staff who will administer prescription medicines to a childTicked
Qualified teaching staff with learning support or SEN commitment(please say how many, in full-time equivalent).Ticked4
Non-teaching staff with learning support or SEN commitment(please say how many, in full-time equivalent).Ticked20
Please list specialist qualifications held by teaching staff with learning support or SEN commitment.
Please list specialist qualifications held by non-teaching staff with learning support or SEN commitment.

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