SEND

SEND Department Overview

Ms T. Rowe

Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion, Deputy Safeguarding Lead and Acting SENDCo.

Ms Rowe is a qualified teacher, holding a BA Hons in Primary Education, the National Professional Award for Senior Leadership and  the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination. She is currently undertaking her Masters in Education: SEND. Ms Rowe has vast experience working across all key stages (KS1-5) in special and mainstream schools. Her specialisms are in social, emotional and mental health needs, communication and interaction needs (including autism), ADHD and complex comorbid needs.

Mrs S. Keen

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Keen has worked with both Key Stage 3 and 4 pupils at KSA for several years, both in class and as a 1:1 support. She is a qualified Teaching Assistant (Level 3) with SEND experience in mainstream education and has particular strengths in supporting Maths and English.

Mrs R.Kaur

Teacher Assistant

A qualified Teaching Assistant with SEND experience in mainstream education. Overseas Postgraduate in English Literature and Business with 7 years of working experience in reputed colleges. Mrs Kaur has particular interest supporting English Literature and EAL. She has worked with both Key Stage 3 and 4 pupils at KSA for several years.

Mrs K. Hundal 

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hundal completed her Waldorf Steiner Teacher Training programme after spending several years working for global corporate firms. She joined the school five years ago as a ‘Learning for Life’ teacher and more recently has been working as a LSA supporting SEND children using creative strategies and visual tools. Mrs Hundal has experience in both Key Stage 3 and 4 at KSA for nearly three years as a TA. 

Mrs S. Khambe

Teaching Assistant

An experienced TA working both in class and 1:1. Supporting SEN children with Special learning difficulties(SPLD) like Dyslexia and other Cognition and Learning difficulties. Mrs Khambe has supported specifically in KS4 (GCSE) classes.

Mrs R. Mazhar 

(Agency) Teaching Assistant 

A qualified Teaching Assistant and a Business Graduate, Mrs Mazhar has years of experience working with a range of schools around Slough and London. She has expertise in teaching Maths and Business and supports students on a 1:1 basis both in and outside the classroom. 

Mrs Jina Basra
(Independent) Careers Advisor

 Mrs Basra provides impartial advice and works with the Careers Leader and SEND department to develop an appropriate careers provision for all school forms from Year 7 to Year 13, achieving the best outcomes for all students in particular, those with SEND. 

We believe in Inclusion for All

The SEND Code of Practice (2014) is instrumental in reducing barriers to learning, with fuller participation for all in education and helps children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). As well as protecting the schools budget, it extends provision from birth to 25 years of age. This gives families greater choice in decisions and ensure needs are properly met. The new code extends rights and protection to young people by the introduction of the education, health and care plan. Professionals will also provide more tailored support to families, giving them the help and assistance they need.

At KSA, pupils are assessed for individualised programmes, to ensure appropriate support at every level throughout the school. We endeavour to embrace diversity and challenge for equality, to enable progress.

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) pupils are supported by the Inclusion Team who have amassed a wealth of experience in education and other relevant fields. Their expertise and qualifications range from professional teacher status, to working within the wider community in education. As a result, Inclusion team offers expertise across academic subjects to access the curriculum, plus pastoral care when needed to encourage attainment.  KSA also with local authorities to engage professional guidance as necessary.

Inclusive education at KSA supports pupils with Statements, offering 1:1 teaching and small group work as appropriate, working with all school staff, to access learning.  Professional support is provided to pupils new to English with language support. (EAL). Every team member, understands the complex needs some pupils may have and work together, understanding the importance of building a rapport to underpin ‘individual’ learning needs. Intervention programmes are devised to enable pupils to achieve their potential, to become confident young adults.  Inclusive education also involves parent participation to share objectives to support their children.

All children are unique individuals, and at Khalsa Secondary Academy we embrace and celebrate the differences between them. 

We recognise that many young people require additional support due to behavioural, emotional, communication, medical or academic reasons. 

Whenever this need is identified, we aim to provide the best possible support to your child through a partnership between home and school. At Khalsa Secondary, our broad and balanced curriculum offers suitable learning challenges for all students, a response to pupils’ diverse learning needs, and activities which plan to overcome potential barriers to learning.

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) pupils are supported by the Inclusion Team who offer expertise across academic subjects to access the curriculum, plus pastoral care when needed to encourage attainment.

The Local SEND Offer

Information and support for parents whose children have additional educational needs can be found at the following link to the Buckinghamshire County Council website.  This site provides, in one place, all the statutory information and guidance you might require for children with special educational needs.  

https://www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/kb5/buckinghamshire/fsd/localoffer.page?familychannel=5

For families who live in Slough the Slough Borough Council Family Information Service and Local SEND Offer can be found here:

https://www.sloughfamilyservices.org.uk/kb5/sloughcst/directory/localoffer.page

Support For Parents  

Information regarding support for children, parents or carers and be found at the following link to the Buckinghamshire County Council Family Information Service.

https://www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/kb5/buckinghamshire/fsd/home.page

This includes information on the local SEND offer, the Family Support Service, youth support and child care information.

 

SEND Policy

SEND Information Report