SEN & Disability Provision
Greater Peterborough UTC seeks to remove barriers to learning and achievement and is committed to the principle that every child has individual needs and has an entitlement to access the full curriculum offer and be fully included in all aspects of the life of GPUTC, irrespective of ability, race, gender or need and should be respected and valued as an individual. GPUTC will address the needs of different groups of students and deliver high quality learning and teaching practices which will allow a student to achieve their potential. When possible UTC will adapt the environment and equipment and seek specialist advice from outside the organisation to enhance its ability to support all students.
From the moment we meet you at your application meeting to results day in year 11 or year 13, we treat you as an individual and offer a range of support and guidance as you complete your journey with us. Our engagement with you and your family before you start with us sets the tone; we’re a small school so we know our students and treat them as individuals. Your safety and welfare is important to us. Our aim is for all our students to feel safe and supported and to have a clear understanding of how the adults around them can support them. We work in close partnerships with neighbouring Local Authorities to ensure a smooth transition to GPUTC, and we use our contacts in local agencies and services to provide further support if you need it. Students with Special Educational Needs are welcome at GPUTC and can expect to make good progress. If you need extra support with your learning, the SENCO will make that you are making good progress and that the support you need is in place. There’s more information in the SEN Information Report at www.gputc.com
As a GPUTC student, you will be part of a small mentor group, giving you opportunities to develop relationships with your peers and to be supported by a member of staff who will keep a close eye on your achievement and engagement. Your mentor is also the first port of call if your parents have any questions. During mentoring, you will take part in a wider programme of moral, cultural, health and social education, which will help you to develop into a thoughtful young citizen. With our strong emphasis on preparing young people for their future, careers guidance is central to the GPUTC experience. Our focus on employability skills, as well as academic success, means that you will develop the skills you need to thrive in your chosen career.
The Greater Peterborough UTC is located in a £12 million state-of-the-art three storey building that is fully DDA compliant. Students at the Greater Peterborough UTC will also have access to specialist facilities in other education establishments that are also fully DDA compliant such as our sponsor the Peterborough Regional College.
For any questions around our support of special educational needs please contact Lynne Donaldson on firstname.lastname@example.org