SEND

Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

The Mead consistently demonstrates outstanding practice and provision for pupils with SEND, evidenced through successive OFSTED inclusion judgements which recognise the outstanding quality of provision, led by both teachers and teaching assistants.  Key staff hold postgraduate qualifications relating to SEND and all members of our Inclusion Team have specialist knowledge related to the four main areas of need. Their knowledge, skills and experience have been recognised nationally with our Head of Inclusion being designated as a Specialist Leader in Education (SEN and behaviour), and being invited to work alongside DfE colleagues to consult on national SEN developments.  Our staff have also been commissioned by both the National Association of Special Educational Needs (NASEN) and Bath Spa University to facilitate nationally recognised and accredited training. Our Head of Inclusion also leads the alliance Learning Community which focuses on practice development using a research based approach. Currently the learning community is considering the implementation of the new Code of Practice.

Boy with SEND working at a desk
Girls playing lego at The Mead

SEND Staff

Our staff have also been commissioned by both the National Association of Special Educational Needs (NASEN) and Bath Spa University to facilitate nationally recognised and accredited training.

Teacher holding a number card for a child with SEND

I have really appreciated your continued advice and guidance throughout the course; you have been a truly inspirational tutor. I would recommend the course to any aspiring and/or new SENCOs as it has given me confidence and a deeper understanding into SEN.  I now enjoy my role so much more.

CPD Delegate