Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Our aim is to promote inclusion at Belvidere School and to ensure that every student has access to the full curriculum and the experiences that prepare a young person for adulthood. In the Learning Support Department, we offer support and friendship from before school begins to when students go home at the end of the day. We have a supervised club at break and lunchtime in Learning Support to ensure that there is a welcoming place for all students to go where they can interact with others with the knowledge that they are supported by adults and peers alike.

Whilst we endeavour to include all students in the full curriculum, we also offer interventions to make that inclusion more achievable. These interventions can be literacy or numeracy based or could involve social skills, mentoring, life skills or even just a chat! The SENDCo is based in the Learning Support Department as are the team of Teaching Assistants who support our students across the curriculum. We have an ‘open door’ policy and welcome input from families and students in order to develop a holistic approach to supporting young people in their preparation for adulthood.

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

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