Shipston High School has a strong commitment to supporting all students and to ensuring that all pupils are able to access a balanced and broad curriculum. For those who have Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) this begins in the classroom and grows into an effective collaboration with teachers, pupils, families and, potentially, outside agencies. Specific needs are identified at school entry or as soon as these arise. Staff are informed of these needs. We welcome parental involvement with each child’s school journey. Where required, the Academy works closely with Warwickshire Sendias.

Key Personnel
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO): Ms Vikki Valentine
Contact details: vvalentine@shipstonhigh.co.uk

Special Educational Needs Admin Staff:
Mrs Jo Plank
Contact details: jplank@shipstonhigh.co.uk

Mrs Jenni Sharp
Contact details: jsharp@shipstonhigh.co.uk

Nominated SEND Governor: Mrs Frances Hudson
Contact details:  FrancesHudson@shipstonhigh.onmicrosoft.com

Definition of SEND
 A child or young person has special educational needs if:

  • they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them;
  • they have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age;
  • they have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age.

The Learning Support Team

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO): Ms Vikki Valentine

Star Centre Manager: Mrs Lucy Baker

Learning Support Assistants:
Mrs. Banner
Mrs. Burt
Mrs. Hale
Mrs. Hughes
Mrs. McClusky
Mrs. Unny

Warwickshire Local Offer: Every local authority must publish a Local Offer. The Local Offer tells you what support is available for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities, and their families. It should include information about education, health and care provision. It should also tell you about training, employment and independent living for young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Warwickshire’s Local Offer for SEND brings together information about education, health and care services for children and young people from 0 to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities.

www.warwickshire.gov.uk/send

SENDIAS: Warwickshire SENDIAS (Special Education Needs Information Advice and Support Services) supports parents and carers of all Warwickshire children with special educational needs and disabilities, from 0 – 25 years of age.  It is a free, confidential and impartial service for parents and carers, children and young people up to 25 years.  Warwickshire SENDIAS offers independent support for parents and families who have children and young people with a SEND.  They also provide this independent advice directly to young peoples aged 16 to 25 years with a SEND.

Warwickshire SENDIAS | KIDS

A guide for parents and carers: SEND: guide for parents and carers – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

SEND Documents