SEND Programme

Our fully inclusive SEND Programme combines sport, education and wellbeing to have a lasting, positive impact on the lives of young people with special educational needs and disabilities. 

Our fully inclusive SEND Programme combines sport, education and well-being to have a lasting, positive impact on the lives of young people with special educational needs and disabilities. 

The need

Young people with a disability are less likely to regularly take part in sport than young people without a disability. Many parents with disabled children experience difficulties in accessing local services along with a lack of understanding and awareness of how to include people with a disability in sport. These factors combined with a lack of accessible facilities and access to transport can create many barriers to participation. We are committed to creating more opportunities for young people with physical and learning disabilities to participate in sports, well-being and outdoor recreation activities.

The young people we support

Our SEND Project supports the health and development of young people with special educational needs and disabilities from London and from local communities, including young people with physical and/or learning disabilities, complex needs, emotional and social difficulties.  In our beautiful and unique setting we engage young people in sports, learning and well-being experiences to nurture and develop their physical and mental health, learning, social and life skills. 

SEND Programme 1

How the programme supports young people

Our SEND projects enables young people with special educational needs and disabilities to participate in sports, education and recreation within a world-famous cricket ground, a historic medieval castle, a vibrant Sussex beach and an inclusive woodland residential centre. We aim to create magical, dynamic and creative learning opportunities while also putting a large emphasis on required life skills. Our unique setting enriches our educational programmes, providing a perfect environment for inspiration and wellbeing; creating opportunities for discovery and development to make a lasting difference to the young people who visit us.

SEND Programme 2

Key Outcomes

“Arundel is a monumental trip for our learners as it provides them with opportunities they either might not have experienced before or have an extremely rare chance to experience. As well as activities and experiences, the learners have the opportunities to work on their all important life skills which is a big part of our curriculum at school.”

Swiss Cottage School, Camden

The SEND project has many positive outcomes on the self-esteem, health and sense of wellbeing of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities:

  • Improved independence and life skills
  • Increased self awareness, self esteem and confidence
  • Improved physical and  emotional health  
  • Improved access and participation in sports
  • Opportunities to engage with peers and develop social skills  

The SEND Programme is a hugely important part of our work and we are committed to promoting inclusion and supporting the young people with special educational needs and disabilities who need our help most.  For more information or to get involved please email foundation@arundelcastlecricket.co.uk

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