School SEN Information Report
SEN Information Report 2019/20
Meadow High School is a Hillingdon maintained special school with a designation of Complex and Moderate Learning Difficulties (including Autistic Spectrum Conditions). Our learners are aged 11-19 and are identified with a range of needs. These will include Moderate Learning Difficulties with additional complexities eg Autistic Spectrum Conditions, Communication Disorders, Genetic Conditions, Physical Impairments and Social Emotional Mental Health needs. All our learners have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP).
Our provision focuses on personalised learning to meet the holistic needs of the individual. This means that we baseline and monitor progress not only towards the aspirations and outcomes as identified in the EHCP, but also in relation to communication, emotional regulation and independence.
The school employs a range of professionals to support the development of pupils, all of whom take part in an extensive professional development package. Alongside our Education Teams, we have an in house Welfare and Therapy Team consisting of Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, a Physiotherapist, Rehabilitation Assistants, a Home Liaison Officer, an Attendance and Welfare Officer and a Health and Wellbeing Assistant (personal care). We also have close links with and access to Hillingdon’s Pupils and Adolescent Mental Health Services for pupils with Learning Difficulties (CAMHS-LD), an allocated School Nurse, Visual and Hearing Impairment specialists, Educational Psychologists and LINK Counselling.
How will Meadow High School consult with me and involve me in my child’s education? Prior to entry to Meadow High School, families will be able to discuss their child with the Transition Coordinator and this information, along with that from the child’s Primary provision, will form the basis of the child’s ‘Pupil Profile’. This document details the child’s interests and strengths, as well as informing adults working with the child how they can best be supported within the classroom and beyond.
The central point of contact for families is the pupils Form Tutor. The first ‘formal’ meeting with the Form Tutor is at the ‘Meet the Tutor Evening’ early in the academic year. At this meeting, the Form Tutor and family will usually agree the most effective means of ongoing communication. This may be via the pupils Link Book, but could also be by email or phone calls.
If your child receives any therapeutic input then you will receive a report outlining the issues, provision and results of the therapy.
An annual review meeting will be held with your child’s form tutor, and any other professionals involved with your child, to review your child’s EHCP. Your child’s progress towards their outcomes will be reviewed and any further provision will be discussed.
Currently, families receive an annual academic report, followed by a parents evening to discuss their child’s progress. The school is moving to a continuous reporting system which will share achievements and progress throughout the year and will be supported by regular progress meetings.
Pupils and families are invited to give the school feedback via an annual questionnaire that helps us to target areas of development and identify any positive areas to build upon.
How does Meadow High School support pupils to transition between phases of education?
For Year 6 to 7 transitions there is a series of events for pupils that run from March through to the end of July. There is also a transition parents evening where you can learn more about what to expect for your child at Meadow High School.
For pupils moving to Meadow in other year groups, individual transition programs are arranged and agreed with the child, family and current provision.
When moving to a new Tutor Group careful work is undertaken to prepare pupils. Visits to the new class take place and there is a whole school transition day each July when all pupils spend the day working with their new tutor group in their new tutor base.
Some pupils require additional support for transitions and an extended / bespoke transition program will be devised for them.
What do I do if I have a concern about my child and the provision being made?
If you are concerned about anything regarding your child, we encourage you to discuss this with your child’s Form Tutor in the first instance. Should you wish to discuss your concerns further, you could make an appointment to see the designated Assistant Head teacher.
What is the Local Offer?
The purpose of the local offer is to enable parents and young people to see more clearly what services are available in their area and how to access them. Knowing what is available and how it is accessed gives more choice and control over what support is right for your child. Parents need to know how to access provision whether through an Education, Health and Care Plan or not.
The offer includes provision from birth to 25, across education, health and social care and has been developed in conjunction with children and young people, parents and carers, and local services, including schools, colleges, health and social care agencies.
For more information on the Hillingdon Local Offer, please visit their website:
Or take a look at these resources:
- SEND a Guide for Parents and Carers
- The local offer for SEND support
- SEND Support Decisions
- Education and health care plans
- What are the SEND reforms
- SENDIASS Hillingdon
- Watch The Local Offer video
Mrs J Rigby - Headteacher
Updated: July 2019