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The Hazeley Academy

The Hazeley Academy

Special Educational Needs and Disability

The principles of The Hazeley Academy:

The Hazeley Academy is situated on the west flank of Milton Keynes.

We work in collaboration with our partner primary schools to ensure our philosophy and approach to meeting the needs of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability is similar.

We are committed to the principles of inclusion and strive for our provision to meet the needs of children and young people within a mainstream setting wherever possible and appropriate.

Our commitment extends to working in partnership with Milton Keynes Local Authority to ensure that all students, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in the Academy.

Who We Are and What We Do:

We are responsible for the co-ordination of Additional Education Needs throughout the Academy. This includes children with Special Education Needs and/or a Disability.  It is my job to ensure that we follow the Code of Practice (revised 2014) which provides guidance about how we should offer a clear and structured approach to supporting children with identified Special Educational Needs.

We are involved in the strategic development of the Academy’s Special Educational Needs (SEND) Policy and inclusive provision.

In addition we have responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the Academy’s SEND Policy and co-ordination of the provision for students with SEND and/or a Disability.

A key part of our role is to work closely with external agencies such as Educational Psychologists, Specialist Teachers and Speech and Language Therapists.  This is always done in partnership with parents/carers.

Below is a glossary of the most frequently used terms in the area of Special Educational Needs/Disability as an attempt to eliminate any confusion which might impede healthy communication.

ACRONYM 

TERMINOLOGY

ACRONYM 

TERMINOLOGY

 AAC

 Aumentative and alternative  communication

 LA

 Local Authority

ADD

 Attention Deficit Disorder

LAC 

Looked After Child

ADHD

 Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder

MLD 

Mild Learning Difficulty

ASD

 Autism Spectrum Disorder

OCD 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

BESD

 Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties

 OT

 Occupational Therapist

BSL

 British Sign Language

PECS 

Personalised Education Centres

CAFCASS

 Children And Family Court Advisory and  Support Service

PMLD 

Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

CAMHS

 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

PRU 

Pupil Referral Units

CYFP

Child and Youth and Family Programme

PSP 

Pastoral Support Programme

CoP

Code of Practice

PT 

Physical Therapy

CP

 Child Protection

SLT 

Senior Leadership Team

DCD

 Developmental Co-ordination Disorder

SENDCo 

Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator

DDA

 Disability Discrimination Act

SEND 

Special Educational Needs and Disability

DfE

 Department of Education

SENDIST 

Special Educational Needs and Disability Integrated Service

DLA

 Disability Living Allowance

SLCN 

Speech Language and Communication Needs

EAL

 English as an Additional Language

SLD 

Severe Learning Difficulties

EHCP

 Education Health and Care Plan

SpLD 

Specific Learning Difficulties

EP

 Educational Psychologist

STA 

Senior Teaching Assistant

FSM

 Free School Meals

TAC 

Team Around the Child

G&T

 Gifted and Talented

TAF 

Team around the Family

HI

 Hearing Impairment

TA 

Teaching Assistant

HLTA

 Higher Level Teaching Assistant

TS 

Tourette’s Syndrome

IEP

 Individual Education Plan

VI 

Visual Impairment

 

Miss Toni Whiteman
Senior Deputy Principal

Miss Kim Dallas
SENDCo