Special Educational Needs and Disability

At Hove Park, we firmly believe that all young people deserve the opportunity to succeed, regardless of any Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND). We aim to support our students with SEND and their parents and carers, so that our young people are able to reach their potential and secure positive life chances beyond school.

To achieve this, all young people with SEND are offered the same entitlement to the curriculum as all other students in our school community. The role of the SEND department is to offer (where appropriate) a package of tailored support which ensures each child, regardless of need, is able to succeed.

SEN Policy and Procedures

Our SEN Policy sets out how provision for young people who have a special educational need or disability is supported at Hove Park School. You can see our policy here.

Hopefully our policy provides you with all the information you need about how we support our young people. If you have any suggestions for how this policy could be improved, please let us know. You can email our SENCO (Amanda Meier) at ameier@hovepark.org.uk

Local Offer

Have you seen our ‘Local Offer’? From September 2014, all schools have to produce a set of information that explains exactly how they address a range of issues with regard to special educational needs and disabilities. This is then placed on the Local Authority’s website for all to view. 

Hove Park also has a special facility (The Phoenix Centre). The Local Authority commissions a total of 13 places for students who have a Statement of SEND or, an Education, Health and Care Plan, specifically for Speech, Language and Communication Needs or, Autistic Spectrum Condition. You can find Local Offer Information on the Local Authority’s website here

You’ll also find information about the Phoenix Centre on our school website here.

SEND Information Report

All schools also have to produce a SEND information report about how they meet and support pupils with special needs and/or disabilities. Click here to view Hove Park Schools SEND information report.

Accessibility

The achievements, attitudes and well‐being of all our students matter. Our Accessibility Plan is compliant with current legislation, as specified in Schedule 10 relating to Disability, of the Equality Act 2010 and the scheme shows how the school is meeting its general duty to promote disability equality, across all its areas of responsibility.

Click here to view our Accessibility Policy