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.
Events, Information and Opportunities
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.
Plymouth Anxiety and Depression Support (PADS)
A Plymouth based adult mental health charity.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
posted 17 December 2018
Post 16 options and pathways for students with education, health and care plans.
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.
posted 19 October 2018
Links and Resources about Sleep from Cerebra
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.
posted 12 March 2018
Inclusive Sport Regular Events
posted 13 November 2017
The Plympton Hub
Working together to support families
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 firstname.lastname@example.org