SEND Information

All students who attend this school are entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum, suitably differentiated to meet individual needs.

It is our policy to assist all our students to achieve their full social, emotional and academic potential, both within the school community and in wider contexts.  Provision will be made for those whose needs are not easily met within the normal academic and pastoral curriculum so that they may remain as fully integrated as possible.

Key documents

Special Education Needs Policy SEN Report November 2018


Events, Information and Opportunities
Updates

Please complete and submit this form if you wish to receive a text message when the SEND or Family Support Advisor list of ‘Events, Information and Opportunities’ is updated.


The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC)
Have a Go Activity Weekend

Free for young people aged 13 to 17 with a visual impairment

Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October 2019

More information

Application form

posted 14 May 2019


Argyle Community Trust

PAN Disability Road Show (Thursday May 30th 10am – 3pm) – Fun filled activity days taking place at Home Park which includes various football activities for young people aged 5 -15 with a disability. (£10 if booked online). Please follow this link to book online.

Argyle Easter Roadshow

Short Breaks (Tuesday May 28th 10am – 1pm) – Football and activity club for young people with either autism or ADHD (£5 per day). Please follow this link to book online

Argyle Short Breaks

All activities are delivered by our fully qualified coaches who have vast experience of delivering sport and physical activity sessions to young people with a disability. Young people who take part will also be made aware of the range of opportunities that Argyle Community Trust provides including our weekly Ability Counts football sessions in which young people with a disability get the opportunity to represent Plymouth Argyle in matches and tournaments.

posted 14 May 2019


“Young people and decision making: The Mental Capacity Act (2005) in 2019 - ‘No decision about my education without me…’”

A workshop for parents/carers of young people aged 14+

Saturday 22 June 2019, 10:45 – 14:15 at Belmont Chapel, Western Way, Exeter EX1 2DB

 Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for parents/carers of young people aged 16-25, who have significant learning difficulties, attending an educational placement. It is also suitable for parents/carers of young people aged 14 years, and young people (14 to 25yrs) themselves, who are planning for when they reach their 16th birthday or beyond.

What will I get from this workshop?

This workshop explains and explores:

• The Mental Capacity Act 2005

• The legal definitions of capacity, and to lack capacity, and how it is decided if a young person lacks capacity to make a particular decision.

• If a young person is deemed to lack capacity to make a decision about their education then it is normally their parents who will make this decision on their behalf, using The Mental Capacity Act 2005 ‘best interests’ checklist. The workshop will cover the checklist and provide guidance about how to use it

• How to encourage and support young people’s ability to make their own decisions.

Who is leading the workshop?

The workshop leader will be Jane Sinson, an HCPC registered educational psychologist, the author of Applying the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in Education: A Practical Guide for Education Professionals, published by Jessica Kingsley in 2016. Jane led the development of NatSIP’s materials and training on the Mental Capacity Act, and has worked as a local authority educational psychologist for 20 years, prior to which she worked as a special needs teacher in a range of mainstream, resourced and special schools.

Cost:

The only cost is for lunch, which is £5/adult and £2.50/young person. Early booking is recommended. Places for those aged between 14yrs and 17yrs 11mths are limited. Booking forms can also be found on the NatSIP website. See: https://www.natsip.org.uk/mcaexeter

Questions about the workshop?

Please contact Laura Hughes. Email: info@moorvision.org

posted 24 April 2019


2019 Breaking the Barrier Summer Events

for young people with learning disabilities from age 8 years + and their families:

Surfing at Saunton one-to-one and family surf sessions: 12 May
Family Cycle at Torbay Velopark: 1 June
Family Paddleboard at Broadsands, Torbay: 9 June
Surfing at Bigbury one-to-one and family surf sessions, BBQ and entertainment on the beach: 30 June

These events are free and bookable with a refundable deposit, but places are limited. Please download the application form from our website https://lifeworks-uk.org/breaking-the-barrier-apply/  There is no upper age limit.

posted 25 April 2019


Breaking the Barrier Legacy Project

This year Lifeworks Young Volunteers are learning skills to help them lead regular Breaking the Barrier events now and in the future:

A monthly inclusive family cycle session at the Torbay Velopark on the first Saturday in every month.

Out of season surf sessions with Discovery Surf School, Bigbury Sept/Oct 2019 and Feb/March 2020.

To find out more please contact: traceyhubbard@lifeworks-uk.org – Tel: 01803 861 069

posted 25 April 2019


The Plympton Hub

Plympton Hub April 2019 1

Plympton Hub April 2019 2

posted 1 April 2019


Celebrate Autism Awareness Week with CAMHS
Autism Awareness

posted 25 March 2019


Argyle Community Trust

There are several fantastic opportunities being delivered during the Easter holidays to young people with a disability including:-

PAN Disability Road Show (Thursday April 11 & 18 10.00am – 3.00pm) – Fun filled activity days taking place at Home Park which includes various football and sports activities for young people aged 5 -15 with a disability. (£10 if booked online)

Short Breaks (April 8, 9, 15 & 16 10.00am – 1.00pm) – Football and activity club for young people with either autism or ADHD. (£5 per day)

All activities are delivered by our fully qualified coaches who have vast experience of delivering sport and physical activity sessions to young people with a disability. Young people who take part will also be made aware of the range of opportunities that Argyle Community Trust provides including our weekly Ability Counts football sessions in which young people with a disability get the opportunity to represent Plymouth Argyle in matches and tournaments.

For more information and to book on to either session please follow this link

Argyle Easter Roadshow

Argyle Short Breaks

posted 21 March 2019


City College Plymouth Event
Tuesday 14 May 2019 from 4.00pm – 6.00pm.
Plymouth City College will showcase their courses and facilities for all students with an Education, Health and Care Plan from Years 9 and 10. 
 

City College Event

posted 8 March 2019


Plymouth Parent Carer Voice Workshops

Accessing public services at the Moments Café in New George Street on 4 March 2019 from 10.00am  – 2.00pm for parents, carers and supporting professionals

Click this link for more information and tickets

Behaviour toolkit at the Plymouth Guildhall on 29 March 2019 from 9.30am – 2.30pm for parent and carers (who may bring a professional if required or necessary)

Click this link for more information and tickets

posted 28 February 2019


Plymouth SEND Conference

SEND parent carer Conference on 8 May 2019 from 9.30am – 2.30pm.

Click this link for more information and tickets

posted 28 February 2019


Plymouth Anxiety and Depression Support (PADS)

A Plymouth based adult mental health charity.

For more information click here

posted 12 February 2019


Argyle Community Trust

PAN Disability Road Show (21 February 10am – 3pm) – Fun filled activity days taking place at Home Park which includes various football and sports activities for young people aged 5 -15 with a disability. (£10 if booked online)

Short Breaks (18 & 19 February 10am – 1pm) – Football and activity club for young people with either autism or ADHD. (£10 for 2 days, £5 for 1 day)

All activities are delivered by fully qualified coaches who have vast experience of delivering sport and physical activity sessions to young people with a disability. Young people who take part will also be made aware of the range of opportunities that Argyle Community Trust provides including our weekly Ability Counts football sessions in which young people with a disability get the opportunity to represent Plymouth Argyle in matches and tournaments.

More information available at this link

https://argylecommunitytrust.co.uk/courses/

posted 1 February 2019


The Autism Alert Card

The card is for autistic people to show others if they are upset or likely to become upset. The person shown the card should then change the way they talk to the autistic individual.

The aim of showing the card is to defuse the potentially difficult situation and allow the autistic individual to feel safe and secure so they may become less agitated and anxious and the situation dealt with in the best way for all involved.

Who is eligible to receive an Autism Alert Card?

The Autism Alert Card can be issued to individuals aged 10 or over who live anywhere in Devon, although similar schemes are in place in other areas of the country and so the card and awareness about the disability may be recognised elsewhere.

For further details on how to apply and eligibility visit the Devon Linkup website or phone 07808 053992 or email autismalertdlup@gmail.com

Autism Alert

posted 23 January 2019


The Zone Parents and Carers Workshops

The Zone is continuing to offer workshops for Parents and Carers through the upcoming months relating to Young People and Mental Health.

These workshops are split into a one hour information session with the second hour providing an opportunity for Parents and Carers to ask questions/gain information from a panel of professionals comprising of The Zone, CAMHS and Young Devon.

Please click here for the upcoming dates.

Parents and Carers can book to attend via Jodie Frost at The Zone - 01752 206626.

posted 8 January 2018


Fun Days - Plymouth Parent Carers Voice

Dates: Friday 4 January and Wednesday 20 February

These are 2 two hour sessions on each day. They run from 10-12 and 1-3pm. These are available to families with children and young people with SEND. This includes siblings.

We will have 2 bouncy castles, a smaller enclosed bouncy castle, sumo suits, a princess and a hero. There will be music and games as well as face painting and arts and crafts. Refreshments will be available. The tickets cost £5 per family but the price is refundable when you attend or cancel. Please only book 1 ticket per Family. Please be aware that parents and carers are responsible for the children and young people while at this event.

These events are being held in the Guildhall in the city centre.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ppcv-plymouth-send-family-funday-040119-tickets-53109511980

 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ppcv-plymouth-send-family-funday-200219-tickets-53163095249

 posted on 17 December 2018


Behavioural Toolkit Workshop - Plymouth Parent Carers Voice

Dates: Monday 28 January and Monday 4 February

These are all-day sessions that run from 9.30 – 2.30 (please bring your own lunch). The sessions have been devised by James Cook from the CDC with input from ourselves. These are very popular sessions. Parents will leave the session with a personalised behaviour plan for the young person. The cost of this event is £5 which is refundable when you attend the session or cancel. This event is being held in the guildhall in the city centre.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ppcv-developing-your-behaviour-toolbox-280119-primary-tickets-53163459338

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ppcv-developing-your-behaviour-toolbox-040219-secondary-tickets-50504022892

posted 17 December 2018


Free Event

Post 16 options and pathways for students with education, health and care plans.

Post 16 options and pathways

posted 19 October 2018


Plymouth Information Advice and Support

For Your Interest Newsletter: October 2018

Our October 2018 edition of For Your Interest is now available to download from our website.  It contains a wealth of things to do in the Plymouth area over the school holidays including activities suitable for young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Please click here to read the newsletter

posted 19 October 2018


Links and Resources about Sleep from Cerebra

Sleep Service

Help and Information

posted 26 September 2018


Autism Friendly Games Night

Devonport Park Activity Centre

Every second Friday of the month from 4pm to 7pm for young people age 10-16 years old.

Autism Friendly Games Night

posted 12 March 2018


 Inclusive Sport Regular Events

Inclusive Sport1

Inclusive Sport2

posted 13 November 2017


The Plympton Hub

Working together to support families

Click here for more details

The Plympton Hub

posted 31 October 2017


Whizz-Kidz: Ambassador Club

A free youth club for wheelchair users aged 8-25 years held on the first Sunday of each month at Plymouth Life Centre from 11.30am -5.00pm. The club is run by Adam Simmons who is also a wheelchair user and lecturer at Plymouth University. Parents do not need to stay for the duration of the club as there are two health care assistants who are specifically trained to take care of all the medical and personal needs of the young people. An application form will need to be completed before attending a session for young people that want to stay without a parent / carer. To find out more call Sally on 07867 124901 or email s.ellis@whizz-kidz.org.uk

Whizzkidsposted 10 March 2017