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SEND and Alternative Provision in our Trust


The Consortium Trust are committed to enhancing SEND and Alternative Provision across our counties and communities, providing not only the best education, but the best opportunities for the students in our care.  We will ensure that the schools employ and have access to excellent staff with specialist knowledge and skills to support all areas of SEND, to develop a caring, inclusive, and enjoyable learning experience for student, in line with the Trust motto, 'Where together excellence and pupils thrive'

Collaborations with SCC, the JFK Special School, The Attic and SPCN

We are delighted to be working closely with Suffolk County Council to look at how we can extend our support and places to children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) across Suffolk to those who are not currently at one of our Trust schools, or who may require more specialist provision than mainstream settings can provide and are equipped for.

Please visit SCC's website and SEND Local Offer here:  https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/children-families-and-learning/send-and-the-local-offer/



As part of this committment, the Trust has established strong links with the John F Kennedy Special School and its Training School Alliance in London.  Recognised as an outstanding provider of SEND education, we are delighted that JKF are supporting the Trust's development of SEND provision, including the secondment of selected Trust staff to their schools, with the intention that they return to the Trust as SEND Specialists with the skills and knowledge to mentor and support colleagues and our pupils, across our Trust. Please visit the JFK Special School website for further information here: https://www.jfkspecialschool.lihtrust.uk/



We are also delighted to be working collaboratively with The Landing at The Attic in Lowestoft, to development our provision, ensuring that we are supporting our pupils with SEND in the best way possible.

Paramount to the Trust's vision and ethos is the positive attitude from all staff considering what students 'can do and become' and looking past their diagnosis and labels to the individual child, recognising that 'behind every behaviour is a feeling and behind every feeling there is a need'.  Staff model respectful and caring behaviour to students and families at all times, so that positive behaviours can be emmulated and challenging behaviours can be unpicked in a supportive, nurturing and safe way, ensuring the needs of the child are always our first priority.

Students are offered opportunities for learning across a variety of settings - in school, at other schools within our Trust and in the community. These experiences will improve emotional resilience and independence, whilst ensuring that students feel safe and supported, thereby raising self-confidence and self-esteem. This will allow students to develop their place in society and communities and to build a sense of equality, fairness and respect for others feelings, cultures and values and at the same time, engendering their own right to be valued and respected within our complex society.

Please visit The Attic's website for furrther information here:  https://theatticpru.org.uk/atticthe-landing/


Our vision for SEND and Alternative Provision aims to have excellent partnerships with parents, carers, extended family and external agencies, including the Suffolk Parents & Carers Network (SPCN).  Students and families will be treated with equal respect regardless of deprivation, ethnicity, or cultural differences. Please visit the SPCN website for further information:  https://spcn.org.uk/

Where together excellence and pupils thrive

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