Within the Raedwald Trust, we are committed to equal opportunities irrespective of race, religion, gender and/or SEN. Our aim is to meet the needs of all young people on our role with due regard for the guidance in the SEND Code of Practice, 2014.
Our academies currently provide provision for a range of needs, spanning Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 4, including:
- Communication and interaction (for example ASD and SLCN)
- Cognition and learning (for example MLD and SpLD)
- Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
- Sensory and/or physical needs (for example, visual impairments, hearing impairments, processing difficulties, epilepsy)
The majority of our pupils are referred into the Trust through a specialist panel meeting which is held on a termly basis, chaired by the Local Authority.
Pupils are referred to this panel by the school on which they are on roll, with additional information submitted when appropriate. The Pedagogical Lead for Raedwald Trust attends these meetings and determines (working collaboratively with the LA, schools and external agencies) whether or not a pupil is a suitable referral into the Trust. A list of pupils who fulfil the criteria for the Trust are collated and then home/school visits occur to determine which provision would best suit the needs of each referral. Families are then informed and pastoral leads initiate formal contact from the allocated site.
Referrals and admissions into the Raedwald Trust occur throughout the year. Schools and/or other providers wishing to directly commission the services of the Raedwald Trust (outside of the specialist panel) should make a referral to our Outreach Service.