Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

At Redruth School, we recognise that every child deserves the chance to reach their full potential. It is our responsibility as a school to ignite the curiosity and pleasure to be found in learning. Every child at Redruth School is an individual, some of whom have special educational needs, and it is our responsibility to encourage and support every learner to access their education to the best of their ability.

Our aim is for every child to leave us as a well-rounded, good citizen, that has an understanding of the world around them and the wider world. We foster a love of learning and provide education and support to enable students to remain in education or training beyond or school, as learning is for life! 

We support every student and follow the Cornwall SEND Council Code of Practice in differentiating support, alongside our Equal Opportunities policy.

When a child’s need is identified, we are able to offer support in a variety of ways best suiting the learner, including (but not limited to):

  • Regular contact with parents to ensure a united support plan is in place
  • Quality First teaching, with appropriate scaffolding and supported by regular training, including from external sources
  • Pupil passports available for all staff to see on Provision Map, ensuring consistent communication and support using the Assess/ Plan/ Do/ Review template
  • Classroom support by teaching and support staff
  • Temporary small group Key Stage 3 provision
  • Timetabled or ‘show-and-go’ access to the SEN base (STEPS) for small group work
  • Timetabled, specialised, evidenced intervention programmes including: spelling support, exam question support, social skills groups, working memory support, and reading/de-coding teaching
  • Appropriate markings on the school site for Visually Impaired (VI) students
  • Loaning of IT equipment for classroom-based or homework use
  • Assessment and consideration for Exams Access Arrangements (EAA), where appropriate
  • Meeting spaces for external agencies to facilitate professional input.

Every child deserves to reach their potential, and we believe this is best achieved from support across the board – we encourage parents and carers to take active interest in the education of their child, and both formal and informal opportunities are given for parents to discuss support and review progress.

Our SENDCo is Miss Skilbeck: kskilbeck@redruth.cornwall.sch.uk.

SEND Policy

SEND Information Report

Cornwall Council SEND offer 


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