Learning Support Policies

In 2010 most of the Disability Discrimination Act was replaced by duties in the Equality Act 2010 which sets out the legal obligations that schools and others have towards disabled children and young people.

Further changes were implemented in 2011, when new regulations on the Public Sector Equality Duties were passed. The Department for Education (DfE) consulted on further changes to schools’ duties and these came into force in September 2012. 

In September 2014, most of the provisions in the Children and Families Act 2014 were implemented.  Some of the duties in CFA cover disabled children and young people as well as those with special educational needs (SEN).

To reflect the changes introduced by the CFA, a new SEN Code of Practice was introduced in 2014 to replace the old Code published in 2001.

To meet the necessary requirements Sheldon School has the following policies and documents in place:

SEND Policy

This includes detailed information on our admission policy, primary liaison, identification, assessment, integration and partnership with parents.

SEND Information Report 2018 - 2019

Information about the implementation of the SEND Policy.

Access Plan 2018 2021

Equalities Policy

The Learning Support Faculty forms an integral part of the school structure, receiving its own capitation and having representation on Heads of Faculty meetings, Senior Staff meetings, Year Heads meetings and at pupil review meetings.

In order to ensure representation at governor level, a school governor (Mrs Catharine Biggs) is invited to take a particular interest in the work of the faculty and in the welfare of the pupils.