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Dartford Grammar School

SEND and Inclusion

At Dartford Grammar School, we adopt a person-centred approach to the inclusion and support of students with special educational needs or disabilities, and we are committed to all students having access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum. We ensure that the educational needs of students are identified and addressed through an early diagnosis of learning needs. This information is used to shape the curriculum, academic and pastoral planning for each student. We welcome the support and involvement of parents/carers in the process of identification, assessment and decisions for meeting the needs of their children.

Students’ needs are considered on an individual basis, but may include:

  • Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Health issues
  • Hearing impairment
  • Visual impairment
  • Students on the Autistic Spectrum
  • Social, emotional and mental health issues
  • Students where English is an additional language

All teachers and support staff receive regular training on Quality First Teaching, the graduated approach, and specific direction from the learning support team as necessary, with the collective aim of ensuring progress for all. The SEND department works in partnership with outside agencies, including the specialist teaching service, disability services, speech and language services and CAMHS. If you would like to know more, please contact the school, or alternatively you can email the SEND department on sendco@dartfordgrammarschool.org.uk 

Details of the local offer for SEND in Kent can be found by following the links below.

Kent County Council SEND Strategy: https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs/send-strategy/strategy-for-children-with-special-educational-needs-and-disabilities 

SEND Information Hub (Local Offer): https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs

Special Educational Needs & Disability Policy

Special Educational Needs & Disability Information Report