Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

At Mount Hawke Academy all children are valued, respected and welcomed to our school whatever their additional educational need. We will support their learning and ensure they are fully included in all school activities, making full use of externally provided facilities where appropriate.

 

Special Educational Needs

Children with additional needs are identified through a combination of observations of the children as individuals within their classes by our experienced staff, tracking the outcomes of assessments and through discussions with parents. Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo) is Mr Jerry Marks. He works with the class teachers and teaching assistants to create programmes of support that meet the needs of the child. If you wish to discuss your child's learning programme, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher in the first instance and then should you require further information please contact our SENDCo.

We work with a range of external agencies to provide the best support for all our children. There are too many to list, but they include:

 

Speech and Language Therapy

Dyslexia Support Service

Hearing Support Service

Social Communication Difficulties Team

Medical Professionals

 

LOCAL OFFER

The Local Offer aims to help families of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) by gathering useful information they need to know, in one place, so they can make informed choices about the support they receive.

Our Local Offer describes the provision and guidance that is available for children and young people:

  • with SEND;
  • with or without an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or Statement of SEND;
 
If you would like to speak with Mr Marks, please contact the office on 01209 890230.
 
The link below will take you to Cornwall Council Local Offer: