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  • Harewood College
    Harewood Avenue
    BH7 6NZ
  • T 01202 309841
  • F 01202 399615
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  • A mainstream state school for boys aged from 11 to 16
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Bournemouth
  • Pupils: 767
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Current Ofsted grade: Good on 6th February 2015
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 14th February 2013
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Special Education Needs

While some boys will have their needs identified before they join the school, our SEN department has assessment procedures in place to ensure the quick and effective support of all pupils who may require some assistance. Students throughout Key Stage 3 (years 7, 8 and 9) and Key Stage 4 (years 10 and 11) may need extra support in the classroom and for this we have a strong team of teaching assistants who can support your child throughout their education, both in the classroom and in our SEN department. At Portchester we view SEN as a whole school issue and work closely with the LEA to ensure the best advice and support is given at all times. Any specific assessment advice is passed to the relevant Class Tutor to enable them to use this information to enhance their teaching of individual pupils. The school has a fast developing Learning Support Centre and teachers with responsibilities for SEN provision. It also boasts a behavioural unit where specific support can be given to those pupils who find it difficult to cope within a mainstream setting. Much support is offered in this area including anger management and ‘problem solving skills’. The school follows the SEN code of Practice. In the initial SEN stages, all support is provided by our own teachers and support staff. However, if a student has a written Statement of Special Educational Needs, the school will work in tandem with the Local Education Authority’s specialist staff to ensure all the relevant provision requirement is met. The school works together with the parents when assessing provision for a student with Special Needs and this partnership continues when issues or concerns arise. We also ensure this partnership extends to the contact with parents and the LEA for those pupils who have a Statement for Special Educational Needs or behaviour. The schools SEN Policy is available from the school by written request. If you do wish to speak to anyone regarding SEN, please feel free to phone the school, we are always happy to help and support you with all your enquiries. English as an Additional Language Portchester has very strong links with the LEA’s ‘English as an Additional Language’ team (EAL) and is able to support pupils with this need. Safeguarding School Everyone involved in Portchester School, including staff, parents, students, community workforce and volunteers, share an objective to help keep children and young people safe by contributing to: • Providing a safe environment for everyone to enable children and young people to achieve their full potential. • Indentifying children and young people who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, and taking appropriate action with the aim of making sure they are kept safe both at home and at school.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
BESD - Behaviour, Emotional and Social Difficulty
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
Visual Impairment

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