At Sandwich Technology School, we are committed to offering an inclusive education to ensure the best possible progress for all of our pupils, whatever their needs or abilities.

More information about our provision and the support available is provided within our published Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy:

View SEN and Disability Policy

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (Kerry Higgins) is a qualified teacher and holds a National Award for SEN Co-ordination and is working towards a Postgraduate Award of Proficiency in Assessment for Access Arrangements (PAPAA). The SENCo, with the support of the Assistant SENCo, is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the school's SEND Policy.

If you have any queries with regard to the services and support available at STS, please contact Mrs Higgins, who will be happy to help:

01304 610031

The Department for Education has published the following ‘Guide for Parents and Carers’ to explain how the system that supports children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND) works:

Visit Guide for Parents and Carers Page

Additionally, every Local Authority must have a ‘local offer’ that is available on the internet. The following link will take you to the information provided by Kent County Council in this regard:

Visit SEN Page

The KCC information includes 'A Handbook for Families - Information on Autism and ADHD in children'. As the name suggests, this handbook is for Kent families who would like to know more about Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children.

It was developed with help from parents and carers of children waiting for an assessment for autism and/or ADHD in the Canterbury area. The parents and partners involved in developing this Handbook wanted to make sure it contained information that families would find useful. A link to the Handbook is provided below:

A Handbook for Families - Information on Autism and ADHD in children

The Local Authority also sets out on its website the 'Mainstream Core Standards'. This is the provision that the local area expects to be made available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities attending mainstream schools. This guidance is for schools, parents and carers and professionals working with children and young people.

Mainstream Core Standards