Hazelbeck School is a generic secondary special school where all students are equally valued.
All students are entitled to have access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum, which is differentiated to meet individual needs. Hazelbeck is committed to equal opportunities, with students being encouraged to achieve their full potential, whatever their academic or physical ability, through the provision of a balanced and challenging curriculum.
The aims of our policy and practice in relation to special educational need and disability in this school are:
- To ensure that the provision provided by Hazelbeck enables all students to ‘Enjoy, learn and succeed’.
- To ensure all students at Hazelbeck School have access to a challenging and exciting curriculum that is broad and balanced and responds to the four broad areas of need:
- communication and interaction
- cognition and learning
- social, mental and emotional health
- sensory and/or physical.
- To ensure all students are able to take an enjoyable and active part in the life of the school community.
- To ensure all students reach their full potential regardless of SEN and/or disability in an environment where every step is recognised and celebrated.
- To request, monitor and respond to parent/carers’ and students’ views in order to evidence high levels of confidence and partnership.
- To ensure a high level of staff expertise to meet student need, through well-targeted continuing professional development.
- To support students with medical conditions to achieve full inclusion in all school activities by ensuring consultation with health and social care professionals in order to meet the medical needs of students.
- To work in cooperative and productive partnership with the Local Authority and other outside agencies, to ensure there is a multi-professional approach to meeting the needs of all vulnerable learners.