The governors and staff of Rainford High are committed to the inclusion of all students with special educational needs and disabilities in the full life of the school, with equal access to a broad and balanced curriculum. We always aim to raise the aspirations and expectations for all students including students identified with Special Educational Needs.
SEN/D is a core principle of Rainford, as everyone strives to break down barriers. This underpins our teaching and learning, regardless of particular needs or abilities. Every child, whatever their difficulties, is supported in finding strategies to deal/overcome them.
- We welcome difference and diversity.
- We are committed to working in partnership with parents and carers to ensure they are well informed and centrally involved in the life of the school.
- We will always involve parents and carers and their children in planning and reviewing progress; we know that parents are the first educators of their child; we need their knowledge to plan effectively.
- We know that the earlier we identify special educational needs and provide support, the more successful our students will be.
- We will provide expert support and resources for students with SEN/D to fulfil their potential.
- Our starting point is a whole-school approach to making provisions for students with SEN/D: we make sure that all staff have the knowledge and skills to support all students with SEN/D in our school.
The Rainford High School SEND Information Report
The Rainford High School SEND information report sets out what we provide for young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEN/D) throughout their time with us. It explains how we support them on to the next stage of their lives and informs parents and carers about:
- How we welcome young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities into our school;
- How we remove barriers to achievement and support them in all aspects of school life;
- How we work in partnership with parents, carers and young people.
The school’s SEND Policy gives more detail about our day to day procedures.
Our Accessibility Plan, which outlines how we ensure that students, staff and families with disabilities are fully included in the life of the school can be found here.
Our state-of-the-art building is fully accessible to students, staff and families with disabilities.
Medical Conditions Policy
The medical needs of all our students is very important to us please find the medical conditions policy here.
If your children need medication during the school day please download the form below, complete and bring it to the office with your child’s medication.
Please note that staff cannot dispense medication unless the medication is prescribed and the forms have been completed.
Access Arrangements Policy
Access Arrangements are pre-examination adjustments for candidates based on evidence of need and normal way of working. It is vital that all students get the access arrangements they are entitled too. Click here to read our access arrangements policy.
The St Helens Local Offer
The Local Education Authority of ST HELENS also publishes ST HELENS LOCAL OFFER setting out a wide range of information about the specialist services, schools, colleges and organisations that can provide support and information for families of children and young people with SEN/D. It explains the procedures for requesting an assessment for an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). You will also find information about:
- Where to go for advice and guidance on SEN/D matters;
- arrangements for resolving disagreements and mediation.