The Inclusion department endeavours to break down barriers to learning a pupil may face through a variety of interventions. Interventions and support put in place will be tailored to each child’s individual strengths and needs.
These interventions may include;
- Pupil Passports
- LSA support
- Literacy and Numeracy interventions
- Social Skills groups
- Emotional literacy
- On Site Bridge Counselling
- One to One tuition
- Handwriting interventions
- EAL Support
- Specialist Teacher support
- Specialist equipment and resources
- Attendance support
- Engagement with outside agencies
- On site speech and language therapy
- Support from an educational pyschologist
- Travel training
- Mentoring from a SEND Ambassador
We have access to many other interventions and work with many agencies to ensure that pupils have the best possible chance to fulfil their potential.
At The Bromfords School, we have six SEND Ambassadors. Our SEND Ambassadors are Luke, Summah, Connor, Yasmin, Sonny and Holly. Luke and Summah have both joined our sixth form this year following the achievement of successful GCSE results.
SEND Ambassadors have a very important role in the school and assisting Mr Upward (SENDCO) with his work alongside the pupils and their families.
For example over the past year the ambassadors have:
• Trained Teachers
• Supported Essex with staff training
• Developed resources that have been used nationally
• Mentored younger students
• Helping at parents evenings
• Helped with and launched the pupil passports
• Facilitated school tours for prospective pupils, parents and staff
Connor Year 10
Connor has been asked to become our third SEND Ambassador due to the excellent progress he has made over the past 18 months. He was the only pupil to join Bromfords School and Sixth Form College from his primary school. Initially he found the transition into secondary school challenging but through hard work and self-motivation he has developed superb self awareness and strategies to cope with situations he finds difficult.
Connor has provided school tours for prospective SEND pupils and parents, supported other pupils with special educational needs and disabilities and has met with outside agencies who work with the school. Connor has shown himself to be an excellent role model to fellow students and will continue to do so in his new role as SEND Ambassador. Good Luck!
Yasmin Year 11
Yasmin is on the SEND register due to dyslexia and linked difficulties. She was previously very embarrassed about her condition and hid it from her peers. Yasmin has worked tirelessly to improve her skills by attending reading interventions and the ‘toe-by-toe’ reading scheme.
She is a very positive young lady whose attitude of “yes I learn differently, but I will get there” is an inspiration to all who know her. She is extremely well organised and always ensures teachers are aware of her needs by sharing her pupil passport that she has written.
All in all, Yasmin’s determination to succeed and excellent communication and empathy skills will ensure she is a very successful SEND ambassador for The Bromfords School and Sixth Form College.
2016 SEND Ambassadors
The Bromfords School and Sixth Form College are very proud to announce that both Sonny and Holly have become SEND Ambassadors for our school.
Over the last 6 months Sonny and Holly have made significant contributions to the school in particular to the SEND Department. At that start of May they delivered teacher training to all staff. Sonny on “how to teach students with cerebral palsy” and Holly on “how to teach students with speech and language difficulties”. The feedback from the teaching staff was outstanding. Miss Clark saying it was wonderful training and Miss Cullen commenting that the whole session was incredibly helpful and gave a great opportunity to have a truly open forum where we could talk about individual needs.
On top of this both Sonny and Holly have met external visitors to the school and shown themselves to be aspirations role models for others.
Next year Holly will be a sixth form student and she hopes to work with our younger pupils in order to help them overcome some of their barriers to learning.