Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Our aim at Belvidere is to ensure that all children, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities, get the quality education they are entitled to. As a school we want our students to achieve their best, become confident individuals and be successfully prepared for their transition into adulthood. We want to give everyone equal life chances and ensure our young people with SEND are supported to achieve paid employment, independent living, good health, friendships, relationships and community inclusion. 

We aim to ensure all students have access to a broad and balanced curriculum, as well as developing their basic skills through interventions to enable them to access the curriculum as independently as possible. The SENDCo is based in the Learning Support Department as are the team of Teaching Assistants who support our students across the curriculum. Each student on the SEND register will have an allocated key worker who will work with the student and their family to develop a holistic approach to supporting young people in their preparation for adulthood.

If you would like to discuss any SEND related issues, please feel free to contact our SENDCo, Lucy Chadwick by emailing SEND@belvidere.shropshire.sch.uk or by completing the contact form here.

Any complaints will be dealt with under the schools complaints procedure. Please contact the SENDCo in the first instance.

Year 6 EHCP Students - SEND Information

Arrangements for individual visits for prospective Year 6 EHCP students 

You will be aware that we are not able to hold our normal Open Week and Open Evening visits to Belvidere School this September. However, we recognise that choosing the right school for your child is very important and even more so when they have Special Educational needs.

We are therefore delighted to be able to offer students who have an EHCP the opportunity to visit the school in person.

Please note the following in relation to visits to the school:

  • Year 6 students can only be accompanied by one adult (unless in exceptional circumstances)
  • Visits will take place outside normal school hours; between 3.15 and 4pm
  • Masks must always be worn
  • Hand sanitiser must be used on arrival and at regular intervals throughout the tour
  • Social distancing must be observed
  • If either the student or accompanying adult develops symptoms of Covid-19 they must contact the school to reschedule the visit
  • Yours will be pre-booked and visitors must arrive at the allotted time

Please be aware that these visits will not be as interactive or full as they normally would, but hopefully you will be able to get a feel for the school and meet some key staff.

If, for whatever reason, you are unable to visit the school in person, we will happily arrange a virtual meeting.  

If you would like to book an appointment please click here