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Ivybridge Community College

Ivybridge Community College

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

At Ivybridge Community College we are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to enable all of our students to make the best possible progress and access the opportunities available. 


Parent Autism Awareness programme invite (Spring term 2022)

The Communication and Interaction Team at Babcock ldp is delighted to launch and offer their new Parent Autism Awareness programme, following their recent offer of the Cygnet programme online during the pandemic period.

The programme is for parents/carers of Devon primary and secondary school children, pre- or post-diagnosis.   Offering access for families of CYP (Children and Young People) who are currently on the autism assessment pathway, in addition to families of CYP who have received an autism diagnosis.  For further information please click here.

Please follow this link to Devon County Council’s new website for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Our first priority is to ensure all students’ needs are met within the classroom with high quality differentiated and personalised teaching, delivered by subject specialists.

The Student Services Department works alongside other Departments within the College to facilitate support, both long term and short term, for a wide range of individual student needs.  This support is provided in a variety of ways: within mainstream classes; specialist programmes; alternative courses; or by extraction in small groups or one-to-one.  The Department has well-equipped specialist teaching rooms as well as smaller intervention rooms.

We work closely with other agencies and rely on the partnership we develop with parents whose children are on our SEND Register or Monitoring Register.  Working together is important for your child's success.

Our main aim is to be flexible and to meet the individual needs of all students who require additional help.

Please follow this link for the SEND Information Report, SEND Policy and Accessibility Plan Policy.


Arrange a consultation

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information, or would like to talk to someone about your child's individual needs.  To arrange a consultation with a member of the Department please phone: 01752 691000 or email:


Devon's Local Offer 

Devon County Council is committed to ensuring that all children and young people have a good start in life.  Some children and young people have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and these differing needs mean varied levels of support may be required at different times.

Please follow the link for further information about Devon's Local Offer and also for Plymouth's Local Offer.


Devon Information Advice and Support Service

“Our dedicated team offer legally based and easily accessible impartial and confidential information and advice about special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

We support parents, carers and young people with SEND.”

Please follow the link for further information about DIAS (Devon information advisory service) and PIAS (Plymouth information advisory service).


Independent Travel Training

This is primarily for SEND students who need help learning how to use and having the confidence to take public transport.

For further information regarding Independent Travel Training please visit the Devon County Council website.

Following a recent consultation with parents and carers of students with SEND needs, the College will be holding SEND Surgery sessions.

This will be an opportunity for parents and carers to visit the College and speak directly with a member of the SEND Team about their child.

The SEND Team will be able to support and advise on SEND needs. However, if your query relates to specific subject questions, please contact the subject teacher in the first instance.

Meet the Teams - Spring 2022