The school SEND offer is the inclusive, accessible provision which supports children with special educational needs and disability to thrive.

Rosecliffe Spencer Academy is committed to identifying and providing for the needs of all students and we work for the success of every child. Every teacher is a teacher of every child or young person including those with SEND; and all staff are trained in and adhere to our model of good practice.

Students are recognised as individuals, with abilities and development needs which will vary across the curriculum. Class teachers and support staff are able to identify individual development requirements, and to provide lessons and activities which ensure progress at all levels of ability.

As part of changes implemented by the Department for Education in 2014, all local authorities must publish information about how they support SEND pupils. This is called the ‘Local Offer.’

  • A copy of the Nottinghamshire County Council Local Offer is available here.
  • A copy of the school SEND policy is available here and the Code of Practice here.
  • The SEND Information Report is available here.
  • The School Accessibility Plan can be accessed here.
  • Our SEND Flow Chart can be accessed here.
  • Our SEND Walk Thru can be accessed here.
  • Our SEND Parent Guide can be accessed here.


Special Educational & Disability Needs at Rosecliffe

At Rosecliffe Spencer Academy we work hard to maintain our inclusive practice. We value the different contributions brought to our school by children from all walks of life and of all levels of physical and academic ability. In particular we aim to:

  • Place our children at the focal point of all our aims.
  • Ensure our children enjoy a stable and happy school life.
  • Value and promote the all-round development of every child in our care so that they can grow and flourish socially, emotionally, academically and physically.
  • Create an exciting environment for children.
  • Ensure learning experiences are stimulating and resourced.
  • Foster the all-round development of each individual.
  • Promote strong partnerships between school, home and the local community.


Effective management systems and procedures are in place for SEND, taking into account the SEND Code of Practice. Open communication is managed and encouraged between the Special Educational Needs and Disability coordinator (SENDCo), school staff and home. Children take an active role in their learning, including goal-setting and understanding progress. The school follows the assess, plan, do, review cycle through their support.



Staff work to understand pupil needs, using half termly data analysis, early identification, fortnightly pupil progress meetings and discussions with parents and carers.


Agree ‘Steps to Success’ to meet SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound) targets, working to broader outcomes.


Delivery of quality first teaching, interventions and activities to meet Steps to Success targets.


Regular monitoring from the class teacher, fortnightly monitoring during pupil progress meetings and half termly monitoring from SENDCo at a minimum, intervention meetings, pupil and parent meetings and observations from outside agencies.



As part of our safeguarding delivery Rosecliffe Spencer Academy follows the procedures set out by the Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (formally called Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board). New safeguarding arrangements are required by the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 and these arrangements set out how agencies should work together to safeguard children and promote their welfare.


Safeguarding Contacts

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs P Chandhoke
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs K. Mann
  • Designated Governor for Safeguarding: Mrs J.Frisby
  • SENDCO and Inclusion Lead: Mrs E. Howarth
  • Designated Governor for Safeguarding: Mrs J.Cuthbert