Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

At Sawston Village College, regardless of Special Educational Need and/or Disability (SEND) we:

  • Provide high quality provision for students who may have additional needs in any of the following.
    • Cognition and Learning
    • Communication and Interaction
    • Emotional, social and mental health
    • Physical and Sensory
    • Have high expectations and aspirations for all students.
    • Ensure that students learn and interact in a caring, happy, safe and secure environment.
    • Make every effort to ensure equality of educational access and opportunity.
    • Provide maximum opportunity to develop and reach individual potential academically, socially and personally.
    • Encourage every student to develop their skills of communication.
    • Challenge students to become as independent as possible.
    • Have a clear focus on improving outcomes for students
    • Ensure that all pupils have a pathway beyond Sawston Village College that will support their future academic and career/work progression
    • Believe that the views and participation of students, family/carers are fundamental.
    • Listen to, and involve students, family/carers and other professionals in decision making.
    • Understand the importance of friendships and encourage respectful, trusting relationships throughout the college.
    • Facilitate the inclusion of all students, including those with Special Educational Need and/or Disability in the school curriculum, sports and activities such as visits and residential trips.
    • Empower students to be an individual.
    • Publish information about the College’s policies for the identification, assessment and provision for all students.

Sawston Village College SEND Provision Map

Special Educational Needs Policy




What is the Local Offer?

The Children and Families Bill became enacted in 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 Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25. The Local Authority Offer for children and young people with SEND can be found on the link below:


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 will include information about health and social care services, education, leisure activities and support groups in the area for children and young people aged 0-25 with SEND and their families.

Should you wish to discuss specific issues related to your son/daughter, please contact Ms N Weller on 01223 712777

Changes to SEND information events leaflet

Letter - SEND information events

ESCIP Medical Policy Statement 2018

FAQ’s: Your Child has Special Educational Needs and/or Disability. What can Sawston Village College offer you?

Who are the best people to talk to at Sawston Village College about my child's difficulties with learning, SEND?

How will the college know if my child needs extra help?

What will the College do if they think my child has SEND?

How will I know the College will support my child? How are College resources allocated and matched to the student's SEND?

How will my child and I know that my child is making progress?

How will the College support my child and how will the curriculum be matched to support my child's needs?

How will my child be included in extra-curricular activities and trips?

What support will there be for students' overall well-being?

What specialist services and expertise are available at the College?

What training do the staff who support SEND receive?

How is the College environment accessible for students with SEND?

How are parents/carers, including young people encouraged to discuss and contribute to policies and practices relating to SEND and get involved with school life?

Who can I contact for further advice?

How will the College prepare my child for transition from Primary to College?

How will the College prepare my child for transition to Post 16?

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