SEND – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) at The Park Community School.

Our SENDCo is Mrs Aimee Mills, Assistant Headteacher – Teaching and Learning who can be contacted via email at

Supporting our pupils

At The Park Community School, we believe that all students, no matter their individual needs, are entitled to a first class and inclusive education that allows them to develop and grow into the society of tomorrow.

We believe that by opening their hearts and minds through a love of education that they themselves will be able to open the doors to the future. All our teachers at The Park Community School are teachers of SEND, We are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum that best supports the best progress for all.

Our team is committed to supporting all individuals needs and in line with the Devon County Council Graduated Response Approach to SEND, we are developing a tiered approach to our support. 

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At the Park Community school we believe in an inclusive and stretching approach to teaching. Students who have identified SEND needs are, as per the Code of Practice 2015, entitled to “Inclusive education of disabled children and young people and the progressive removal of barriers to learning and participation in mainstream education” (SEND Code of Practice 2015, P.25)

As a school we are committed to providing the very best education for all our students, no matter their needs and we work to make adjustments to our own practice to enable the students to have access to an education within a mainstream setting.

Within this are four tiers of education within the school, which are detailed in the diagram. This is a fluid system of education that enables students to move from each strand without any significant impact on their education, but which will increase or decrease the amount of support that is provided.

We are also committed to making sure that all statutory duties and expectations within EHCP’s are met in full and we work with external agencies and professionals to ensure a joined up approach to thinking, enabling students to work towards their stretching yet achievable outcomes.

At any point within the school journey of a child, we are committed to meeting their needs and working with parents and carers, to refer students for a specific diagnosis should this be appropriate. At this point interventions will be put in place to support the child within the classroom and the wider school environment.