SEND Support

Central Foundation is committed to meeting the needs of all students including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Detail can be found in the SEND Information Report and also in our SEND Policy.

These and other polices can be found on the Safeguarding and Polices page.

Our expectation is that students and young people with SEND will receive an education that enables them to make progress so that they: 

  • achieve to their full potential 
  • become confident individuals living fulfilling lives 
  • make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further or higher education or training. 

We will use our best endeavours to make sure that a student with SEND gets the support they need – this means doing everything we can to meet the students’ special educational needs. 

Our approach to teaching students with SEND

Inclusive education means supporting all pupils to learn, contribute and participate in all aspects of school life alongside their peers. Our curriculum includes, not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also a range of additional opportunities to enrich the experiences of all pupils.

The Curriculum also included the social aspects that are essential for lifelong learning, personal growth and development of independence.

  • Ensure that all pupils have access to the school curriculum and all school activities.
  • Help all pupils achieve to the best of their abilities, despite any difficulty or disability they may have.
  • Ensure that teaching staff are aware of and sensitive to the needs of all pupils, teaching pupils in a way that is more appropriate to their needs.
  • Pupils to gain in confidence and improve their self-esteem.
  • To work in partnership with parents/ carers, pupils and relevant external agencies in order to provide for children’s special educational needs and disabilities.
  • To identify at the earliest opportunity, all children that need special consideration to support their needs (whether these are educational, social, physical or emotional)
  • To make suitable provision for children with SEND to fully develop their abilities, interests and aptitudes and gain maximum access to the curriculum.
  • Ensure that all children with SEND are fully included in all activities of the school in order to promote the highest levels of achievement.
  • To promote self-worth and enthusiasm by encouraging independence at all age and ability levels.
  • To give every child the entitlement to a sense of achievement.
  • To regularly review the policy and practice in order to achieve best practice.

Local Offer

The full range of local support available for children/ young people with SEND and their families within and outside of school can be found at the Islington Local Offer Website.