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"Castle School Education Trust is committed to high quality education across the primary, secondary and sixth form key stages. Our schools cover the South Gloucestershire area. We encourage independence within each school within a strong framework of values."

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  • Mon 24 Feb -Wed 4 Mar Year 11 PPE Exams     Wed 26 Feb Year 12 Parents Evening (16:30-19:30)     Sat 29 Feb - Sun 8 Mar Exchange Visit to Germany     Mon 9 Mar - Fri 13 Mar Year 10 Work Experience Week     Mon 9 Mar - Fri 13 Mar Year 13 Exam Week      Thu 26 Mar Year 11 Parents Evening (16:30-19:30)     Wed 1 April Year 8 Parents Evening (16:30-19:30)     Fri 3 April INSET Day. End of Term 4.

Special Education Needs and Disability

The Castle School has a strong reputation for its inclusive ethos and ensuring all students are fully included in all learning and extra-curricular activities. We have a large Special Educational Needs (SEN) department with 36 staff including Learning Support Assistants (LSAs), Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs), Mentors and Specialist teachers. LSAs support individual students with additional educational needs in class with their peers across the curriculum. They also provide one-to-one support for literacy and numeracy intervention, speech and language, social/life skills, exam revision, homework, coursework and mentoring. LSAs also support small groups of children and work alongside teachers encouraging students’ greater confidence, independence and self-management strategies. We believe strongly in a collaborative approach and we work very closely with families, communicating regularly through communication books, emails, phone calls and meetings.

The Government is transforming the system for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) including those who are disabled, so that services consistently support the best outcomes for them.

Under the new law, Statements of Special Educational Needs and Learning Difficulty Assessments will be phased out, to be replaced by 0-25 Education, Health and Care Plans (EHC Plans).

Schools have a duty to publish SEN information so that parents can see what support a school provides for its pupils in the form of a school Local Offer. (SEND Information Report). Please see link below.

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If you would like any more information or would like to visit the School, please contact the school’s main switchboard on 01454 862100 or email: cas-enquiries.tcs@cset.co.uk.