LVS Hassocks, an independent specialist school in Sayers Common for young people with autism, is one of three schools nationwide shortlisted for the Excellence in Special Schools and Alternative Provision category at the 2021 National SEND Awards.
Over one in seven under 25s have Special Educational Needs or a Disability. The National SEND Awards were launched in 2015 to celebrate the most inclusive, high quality and effective special educational needs practice across the United Kingdom.
The Excellence in Special Schools category recognises special schools which exceed their duties to make a difference to their young people. The shortlisting follows LVS Hassocks’ award for Outstanding Provision for Learning Support at the national Independent Schools Association Awards earlier this year.
Commenting on the shortlisting, Jen Weeks, Principal of LVS Hassocks, said: “Making the shortlist for the SEND Award for National Excellence in Special Schools and Alternative Provision is a tremendous accolade for all our school community. Together with our ISA Award for Outstanding Provision of Learning Support, the shortlisting demonstrates the level of commitment the school makes to making a real difference to our students’ lives and life chances. We are dedicated to going above and beyond and work as a team to ensure the children in our care become happy, independent, confident and successful young adults.”