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SEN - Special Educational Needs

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Local Offer

Scarborough PRS works with the Local Authority to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make optimum progress in school. The Local Authority publish their Local Offer for the parents/carers of children who have Special Educational Needs or a disability (SEND) and all those who support children with additional needs. This can be found here:

Scarborough Pupil Referral Service regards every student as unique and staff at the SPRS are committed to providing quality teaching that ensures all children make at least good progress with their learning. Lessons and resources are carefully differentiated to meet the needs of all children regardless of age or ability. Staff use a variety of teaching styles and resources in lessons to support learning. T.A. support is available in some lessons and is targeted to support where most needed.

SPRS staff who support both individual and groups of children throughout school are all highly skilled and experienced in working with children with special needs. Sometimes we have on roll children who require a high level of individual support and we have a range of strategies to address their specific needs.  A key objective of ours is to help children to become more independent in lessons.

Interventions are carefully planned by the class teachers and the SENCO. Delivery of interventions is monitored by the SENCO in order to ensure that they impact on learning. Staff receive regular training and support provided by a number of different agencies. The SPRS has established excellent working relationships with professionals from the following agencies:

  • Health Services, including CAMHS (Lake House)
  • Educational Welfare Officers
  • Parent Support Advisers.
  • Children’s Social Care.
  • Youth Justice Service.
  • NYBEP.
  • Safer Communities
  • Police.
  • Police Community Support Officers

Regular contact with the parents/carers of pupils is really important for those on our roll. All parents/carers have the opportunity to discuss their child’s progress and targets at Review meetings or by booked appointments with staff. Individual written reports on progress are sent home each half term, with copies to mainstream schools for dual registered pupils. Regular communication also takes place via phone calls especially when there are concerns or when we wish to praise achievement.


Disabled Access

  • The lower floor of the main building is accessible to children with physical disabilities and groups will be arranged to ensure any children with disabilities will be taught on the ground floor.
  • A toilet with access for people with disabilities is available on the ground floor.
  • All equipment used at and by SPRS is accessible to all children regardless of need.


Supporting children with SEND when they leave the PRS?

  • Transitions can be difficult for a child with SEND and the PRS takes steps to ensure that any transition is a smooth as possible.
  • The SPRS SENCO will make contact with the SENCO of any receiving school or the SEN team of Sixth Form or FE Colleges to make them aware of any special arrangements or support that is needed.
  • All SEN records about the child are passed on to the new provider(s) as soon as possible.


If you require any further information?

Any concerns about children with SEND should initially be directed to the SENCO. The SENCO is Mrs Julia Waines and the Management Committee member with responsibility for SEN is Lynn Paxton. If anyone wishes to challenge any aspect of school life the procedures are outlined in the Complaints Leaflet available on the school website.

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