Broadgreen International School is fully committed to being an inclusive school. Inclusion is seen not as the tolerance of difference but as the right to be yourself.
The school operates a graduated approach to the identification of students with Special Educational Needs and Disability. The subject teachers will use a four step model; Assess, Plan, Do, Review, taking into account the views of the student and their parents. Evidence of individual performance based on learning outcomes will lead to intervention being put in place. If the student requires further additional intervention a member of the SEN team will observe lessons and give advice. We regularly liaise with the students and their parents to decide on appropriate provision. This provision could be provided by school staff or from an outside agency.
32 pupils have access to the local authority ‘resourced provisions’ hosted at Broadgreen:
Access Resource Centre (ARC-Physical Disabilities): 10 pupils
Deaf Resource Base (DRB) 12 pupils
Haven resourced provision (Autistic Spectrum Condition): 8 pupils
Broadgreen also makes a major investment into its work to support pupils on their transition to secondary school. We run Easter and summer schools, Big School Project and Happy Hour sessions for our local primary schools. There is a comprehensive induction process for our pupils at the start of year 7.
What should a parent do if they think their child may have SEN?
Talk to us – in the first instance contact your child’s Group Tutor/Head of Year, who will in turn discuss the issues with subject teachers and report back to you. If you still have concerns you can contact Miss J Quane, SENCo. We pride ourselves on building positive relationships with parents. We are open and honest with parents and hope that they are able to do the same with us.