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:
Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (Kerry Higgins) is a qualified teacher and is working towards the National Award for SEN Co-ordination and the 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:
firstname.lastname@example.orgThe 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:
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:
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:
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.