SEND

SEND & INCLUSION

Meet the team

Our Inclusion Team consists of:

Head of Inclusion / SENCo: Mr M Else
Email: mne@maltonschool.org

Mr Else coordinates provision for students with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities as well as having responsibility for students with English as an Additional Language (EAL), Looked After Students (LAC) and Previously LAC students.  As the expert in school on all areas of SEND, Mr Else coordinates interventions and the advice given to staff members on how best to support every student with SEND but is not directly involved with every student.  As a teacher himself, with some teaching responsibility, he works closely with other staff to develop quality-first teaching in the classroom and engages in multi-agency working to enable us to meet the needs and aspirations of students with SEND.  Mr Else also oversees exam access arrangements.

Assistant SENCo: Miss A Bradshaw
Email: axb@maltonschool.org

Miss Bradshaw’s role is to oversee the provision for students with SEND and EAL.  A qualified teacher, like Mr Else, Miss Bradshaw is also engaged in developing quality-first teaching in the classroom as well as providing support to the wider SEND Team, individual students and through multi-agency working.  Working closely with Mr Else, she works to establish best practice for inclusion across the whole school, developing relationships which positively support students with SEND.

School Administrator SEND: Mrs V Wilcox
Email: vfw@maltonschool.org

Mrs Wilcox provides efficient administrative support to the SEND Team, working closely with the wider team to support them all in their work.

Lead TA: Miss R Walpole
Email: rxw@maltonschool.org

The role of the Lead TA, an experienced Teaching Assistant, is to understand the needs of the SEND cohort.  As Lead TA, Ms Walpole works closely with the pastoral staff, parents and teaching staff to arrange and deliver support to those students who would benefit from interventions in the classroom and through the Learning Support Hub.  She also works closely with our Exams Officer and Pastoral Administrator to organise access arrangements for students.

Teaching Assistants

The Lead TA is supported in their work by a team of Teaching Assistants who provide quality first support to students.  They include TAs with specialisms in literacy, numeracy and SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs), but everyone on the team brings a skill set that helps best support our students.

Our entire Inclusion Team is here to work with you as parent / carer as well as the student. If you need to speak to any of The Inclusion Team, please ring the main school reception on 01653 692828 or email SENDSUPPORT@maltonschool.org.

Our approach

As an inclusive school, we have a clear vision for the education of all students with SEND and a culture of high aspiration for all students.  School leaders and governors have created an ethos that actively welcomes and engages with parents and carers of students with SEND.  However, the most important voice is that of the student in identifying, tracking and monitoring their individual needs.

Malton School has a supportive and dedicated team of inclusion staff.  Roles and responsibilities for SEND provision are strong and as a result all teaching staff understand that every teacher is a teacher of SEND.  Inclusion means supporting all students in all areas of the school.  It goes beyond Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and encompasses students that simply could be having a bad day.  We believe the main way to support every student in school is to have clear aims:

  • High quality teaching with a curriculum that is adaptable, accessible and ambitious for all students
  • Strong leadership
  • Efficient use of resources.
  • Clearly defined assessment and identification of students
  • Close working with parents, carers and external stakeholders
  • Monitoring and tracking of students plus evaluation of progress

Although we are a mainstream setting, all students are welcome in our dedicated Learning Support Hub.  This allows for small group work, 1-2-1 work, and interventions as well as providing a wide range of resources for supporting life skills and organisational skills.  We have created a culture of kindness throughout the school and the majority of our SEND students feel comfortable participating in main school lessons with additional provision being made where extra intervention is required.  The Learning Support Hub is always there, along with the pastoral areas, for students to seek support or time out if required.  Students can also access a range of wrap-around activities and enrichment opportunities, including: the personal development activities on a Thursday afternoon; lunchtime club and out of hours support through our homework club.

Whilst it is important that all students follow our positive conduct policy, we are aware that in some circumstances, reasonable adjustments need to be made to allow for individual needs.  We adopt a holistic approach and seek to build strong relationships of trust with all our students with SEND.

Malton school has a successful track record of supporting the transition of students with SEND from primary school or specialist settings.  If your child is in Year 6 we will be in regular contact with you during the transition process to make this as smooth as possible for you.

You will find here details of all our SEND Policies, Action Plans and commitments:

Malton School Policies and Documents

Equality & Diversity

For further details on our duty under the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017,  and how we seek to meet this, please click here.

Safeguarding

For more information on our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students at Malton School, please click here.

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