Amersham School

Who to contact

Telephone
E-mail
office@amershamschool.org
Website
Amersham School

Where to go

Name
Amersham School
Address
Stanley Hill
Amersham
Buckinghamshire
Postcode
HP7 9HH
Geographic Area Covered
South Buckinghamshire

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday from 8:45 am until 3:30 pm.

Other Details

Age Ranges
From 11 years to 18 years

Local Offer

Description

At Amersham School we believe that each student has individual and unique needs. However, some students require more support than others. If these students are to achieve their full potential, we must recognise this and plan accordingly. We acknowledge that a proportion of students will have special educational needs at some time in their school career.

Amersham School aims to provide all students with strategies for dealing with their needs in a supportive environment and to give them meaningful access to the National Curriculum. When students complete their education at Amersham School, they should feel ready to confidently tackle new challenges and become a successful and fulfilled member of society. 

Contact Name
Ms Sam Pringle
Contact Telephone
Contact Email
springle@amershamschool.org
SENCo Name
Ms Sam Pringle
SENCo Email
springle@amershamschool.org
Local Offer Links
Amersham School Policies
Local Offer Age Bands
16 to 18
12 to 15
8 to 11
SEN Provision Type
Universal service (No referral required)

Schools Extended Local Offer Response

Current Ofsted Rating
Date: 15/03/2016  Rating: Good  URN: 137343
What type of provisions you offer
Mainstream Provision
Mainstream Provision Numbers:
Approximately how many children do you have on roll?
  921

Approximately how many children/young people have a Statement/EHC plan in your provision?
  18

Approximately how many children/young people are accessing specialist provision without a Statement/EHC plan?
  87

Admission criteria and how pupils access specialist provision (start of school year or mid-year)
  • Liaison with feeder schools prior to transfer into Year 7.
  • Transfer of information from feeder schools.
  • Attendance at Annual Reviews for students with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan) in the year prior to arrival in Year 7.
  • Meeting with parents/carers and/or the child or young person where there are concerns.
  • KS2 SATs results are analysed to identify students who are not meeting targets or whose progress is slower than expected.
  • Baseline assessment carried out in individual subject areas in first term in Year 7.
  • CATs assessment carried out in first term. Year 7.
  • 3 points of assessment in an academic year for reading and spelling for all students in Year 7 to 9.
  • Monitoring by subject staff, Directors of Learning, Form Tutors and Directors of Teaching and Learning to identify students who are not meeting targets or whose progress is slower than expected. Action plans put in place to support student to meet target grades.
  • Two specialist resources for students. One resource for students not engaged with Learning and the other resource for students with ADHD, ASD or social, emotional and mental health needs.
  • Liaison with teaching staff and monitoring of students who are not meeting targets by the SENCo.
  • Liason with specialist teachers in identifying students with specific learning difficulties for example, dyslexia.
  • Additional intervention by external agencies to identify other learning difficulties.
  • Partnership with local special school for working collaboratively with students.
Contracts with other Local Authorities / Counties / Health providers
  • Integrated SEND Service including Specialist Teachers to support students and staff with a child or young person who is autistic spectrum, hearing impaired students, physical disability students and students with communication and Interaction issues.
  • The Speech and Language Service support students and staff with a child or young person who has difficulties with language and communication including social skills difficulties.
  • For students that are experiencing social, emotional, behavioural and health issues the school is supported by CAMHs (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)
  • Family Support Service
  • Social Care
  • Child Protection Services
  • Way In
  • Pupil Referral Units including Chiltern Skills and Enterprise Centre.

Additionally the school has access to Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and the School Nurse Service.

Last Updated
08/09/2020

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