Furze Down School

Furze Down School is a Community Special School which aims to support the development of children aged 2 to 19 with Communication and Interaction Special Educational Needs.

The school has Specialist School Status in this area.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Alison Rooney
Contact Position
Head Teacher
Telephone
E-mail
office@furzedownschool.org.uk
Website
Furze Down School

Where to go

Name
Furze Down School
Address
Verney Road
Winslow
Buckingham
Buckinghamshire
Postcode
MK18 3BL
Geographic Area Covered
Buckinghamshire

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday | 8.50am to 3:30pm
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon

Other Details

Age Ranges
From 4 years to 19 years

Referral

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Buckinghamshire Council Integrated SEND Service.

Local Offer

Description

Furze Down School is a Community Special School which aims to support the development of children aged 2 to 19 with Communication and Interaction Special Educational Needs. The school has Specialist School Status in this area.

Needs Supported:

The special educational needs of our children are diverse and complex and include those with:

  • Speech and language delay

  • Impairments or disorders (SLCN)

  • Specific learning difficulties (SpLD)

  • Moderate learning difficulties (MLD)

  • Those with needs on the autistic spectrum (ASD).

  • A small number may have difficulties that are compounded by mild sensory impairment.

Additionally, the school is able to make provision for children with social and emotional difficulties as well as a degree of mental health problems related to their developmental needs and family context. This is strength.

 

Specialism:

Specialist School for Communication and Interaction

As a specialist school, we are experts in recognising pupil’s barriers to learning and providing support to pupils with Communication, Interaction, Cognition and Learning difficulties.

 

Overarching Aims

Furze Down School aims to anticipate and respond to the needs of individuals experiencing difficulties with communication and interaction. The school works in partnership with families, individuals and other professionals in order to reduce the impact of these difficulties and enhance the pupil’s ability to participate in daily life.

 

A Graduated Approach to SEN support at Furze Down

At Furze Down School Special Educational Needs goals are targeted through a shared educational, health and social care approach. Quality First SEN Teaching and an environment supportive of all aspects of communication and interaction inform personalised SEN packages leading to excellent outcomes for all pupils. Provision may include individual intervention and group intervention.

Contact Name
Alison Rooney
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
office@furzedownschool.org.uk
Local Offer Links
Admission Criteria
School Policies
Annual SEN Report 2019 | Furze Down School
SEN Policy | Furze Down School
Local Offer Age Bands
16 to 18
12 to 15
19 to 25
8 to 11
5 to 7
Needs Level
Hearing
Communication and Interaction
Autism
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
SEN Provision Type
Targeted service or Specialist service (Referral required)

Schools Extended Local Offer Response

Current Ofsted Rating
Date: 11/10/2018  Rating: Outstanding  URN: 110585
What type of provisions you offer
Special School
Special School Numbers
Approximately how many children do you have on roll?
  177

Approximately how many children/young people have a Statement/EHC plan in your provision?
  177

Approximately how many children/young people are accessing specialist provision without a Statement/EHC plan?
  0

Admission criteria and how pupils access specialist provision (start of school year or mid-year)

Please refer to Furze Down admission criteria.

Furze Down School is a county resource and Buckinghamshire LA is the placing authority. All pupils at Furze Down School have a full statement of Special Educational Needs or an Educational Health Care Plan It is, however, the policy of the school to interview all pupils and their parents before being admitted into the school. Where possible a member of staff will visit the child in his/her referring school in order to establish the needs of each pupil and whether Furze Down School would be an appropriate placement to meet those needs. As a group, the new pupils have an introductory visit to the school during the half term prior to starting as part of transition arrangements.

Future developments for SEND provision

 

Last Updated
02/07/2020

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