Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) Information and Local Offer
To create happy and successful adults.
At Daventry Hill School we aim to inspire and empower all learners to achieve.
OUR CORE VALUES
Both our purpose and vision are underpinned by our four Core Values:
WE BELIEVE THAT
- Learning is life long and that all our young people are able to learn.
- Families need our support if young people are to meet their potential.
- All young people are of equal worth.
Daventry Hill School is striving to be a learning community, with our students and their families at the heart of everything we do. Our community is very important to us, and we value, respect and celebrate each other within a safe, supportive, nurturing environment. Together, we strive to ensure that our school is positive, happy and an enjoyable learning community that provide all of us with the confidence and opportunity to be the best we can be.
At Daventry Hill School we believe that all staff, class and non-class based alike, along with the school’s governors play a vital role in creating a supportive and nurturing environment, fostering relationships with students and families.
Underpinning everything we do, ensuring the focus is on our students and their families, is ‘Daventry Hill School Expects’ which builds on four main principals:
- Choose your attitude — how we approach our ‘work’ and everything we do.
- Make a difference — our focus is on the impact on day-to-day lives.
- Be present — relationships are important, if we are not present in the moment we are not there for each other.
- Have fun — fun underpins everything!
Daventry Hill School is a special academy with an intake of young people with PMLD, SLD and a secondary need of ASD, which is part of the Creating Tomorrow Multi Academy Trust. The law is clear that special academies have to work with the Local Authority (LA) in meeting the needs of students with SEND, and in turn the LA retains some statutory duties such as admissions and transport; whilst also ensuring that there are enough quality places for students with SEND. As such we are supported by the LA to ensure that all students, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school.
All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of students with SEND being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible; however there are some children whose needs are best met within a specialist setting such as ours.
The four broad ‘areas of need’ are:
Communication and Interaction.
Cognition and Learning.
Social Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties.
Sensory and Physical Needs.
What is the Local Offer?
- The Children and Families Bill became law from September 2014. From this date, Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with SEND aged 0-25. This is the ‘Local Offer’.
- The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area.
- The Local Offer is available at https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/children-families-education/SEND/local-offer