Special Educational Needs (SEN)
Longford Park School pupil cohort consists of full time pupils with education, health and care plans (EHCP), a small number of pupils placed in the Pupil Referral section of the school and part-time ‘step out’ pupils who do not usually have an EHCP but require short-stay support whilst remaining in their mainstream schools for the remainder of the week. Some pupils attend on a full-time SEN assessment basis without an EHCP but remain on roll at their mainstream school in order to make a transition back when the appropriate time occurs.
The admissions criterion for pupils is determined by Trafford Local Authority and requests for placements are sent directly from them to Longford Park School.
Trafford Local Authority has formulated their School Admissions Scheme in accordance with School Admissions (Coordination of Admission Arrangements)(England) Regulations 2008 which came into force on February 10th 2009.
Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO), Mrs Rebecca Ritchie can be contacted through the School Office.
The intention of Trafford’s local offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. All schools and academies in Trafford are expected to identify and support pupils with special educational needs to make the best possible progress. Schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible and wherever possible, the needs of pupils with a Special Educational Need are met in a mainstream setting, where families want this to happen. Trafford’s Graduated Approach provides guidance on expectations of what should usually be available within school’s resources.
Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC)
All pupils at Longford Park School have an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) in place that defines them as having a learning difficulty. In addition, many pupils also have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC). All pupils at Longford Park School have an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) in place that defines them as having a learning difficulty. In addition, many pupils also have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC).
In order to ensure that pupils with ASC are able to access the broad, balanced and relevant curriculum offered to pupils throughout our school, the additional difficulties and characteristic of pupils with ASC need to be taken into account. These will include: the learning environment, planning, teaching and learning objectives.
Children with ASC may experience sensory perceptual differences in seven areas; sight, sound, touch, smell, taste, movement and their awareness of body in space. Short Sensory profiles are completed for every pupil with ASC at Longford Park to identify individual sensory needs within school.
At Longford Park we continue to strive to allow our children to become the best that they can be. We continue to develop our understanding and appreciate our steps to make our provision better.
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Longford Park are proud to confirm that the Autism Accreditation Award Committee have awarded the the school an Accredited Award according to our expectations for specialist schools. This award is given when educational provisions are employing a person-centred approach showing a consistent understanding of ‘good practice’ strategies and tools in supporting autistic young people.
Below you will find the accreditation assessment findings and final report.