Kingsdown School, Academy Trust Special School, in Southend


The St Christopher's School, Kingsdown School, St Nicholas School and Lancaster School are working together in partnership as the SEN Trust Southend.

We aim to:

  • Create an outstanding community of schools working collaboratively across Southend and South East Essex to enable pupils with Special Educational Needs to achieve their best and to enable them to move on to independence, making the most of their abilities.

  • To be able to share expertise, resources, training across the schools whilst maintaining the individual ethos, status and character of each school.

  • To prove a source of training, expertise and support for mainstream schools to enable the great majority of pupils with SENs to remain in the mainstream provision (where appropriate) and with the correct support.

  • To work with our community to ensure our pupils are included, accepted and are part of the life of Southend/South East Essex.

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Our Core Values are:

  • Valuing our pupils – a voice for everyone

  • Ambition for our pupils – high aspirations – the sky is the limit

  • Accountability and transparency in our practices

  • Inclusivity – meeting the needs of the pupils whatever the background

  • Rigour and challenge – leading to excellence in our practice

  • Community involvement – working with other services to meet the SEN’s of our pupils and their families

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