Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy

All students at ACE have experienced personal barriers to successful engagement with mainstream educational provision. As all students attending ACE (PRU) require provision that is ‘above and additional to’ (SEND Code of Practice 2014) what mainstream schools would provide, we therefore regard all students as having SEN(D) needs.

A number of students will have additional needs that have resulted in formal EHCP applications and status.

Many students have multiple services involved including Mental Health, Social Care and Medical and these add additional needs for the student which ACE seeks to support and address.

At ACE we believe that all students have an equal right to high quality provision, tailored to their specific circumstances, needs and interests which is focused on successful transition to their next stage of education, employment or training.  Student’s entitlement to a secure, focused and relevant educational provision is irrespective of any learning, behaviour and / or disability needs or challenges.

We have a number of key policies, which are updated annually in consultation with advice from the appropriate Luton Borough Council partner services, that inform our day to day practice.  These policies aim to:

  • Introduce the approach we take to assessing students’ needs and interests when creating a individualised educational provision package
  • Set out how we support and make provision for pupils with special educational needs and / or disability needs (SEND), including those with an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP)
  • Outline the roles and responsibilities of staff working within and for ACE in supporting all students.
  • Outline our processes for tracking, reporting and evaluating students’ progress to ensure the best possible outcomes for all

For more information, please click on the links below.

ACE SEND Policy Final 2021

ACE SEN(D) Information Report Final 2021

SEND_Code_of_Practice_January_2015 onwards

ACE ADE Policy April 2020

Equality Objectives