SEND

SEND
Head of Faculty: Mrs F Crockett
Faculty Staff:

Mrs S McEwan
Mrs S Angress
Mrs H Attia
Mrs F Carpenter
Mr A Daniels
Ms E Hernan-Martin
Mr J Lawrence
Mrs F Leake
Ms R Martin
Mrs P Robertson
Ms F Webb

Level of Teaching: KS3, KS4

Our excellent record of achievement with students with special educational needs is testimony to the importance we place on ensuring that the educational provision at our school is flexible and considerate to individual strengths. Students with a wide variety of SEN are supported across the curriculum (with an emphasis on English, Maths and Science) at KS3 and KS4. Support is tailored to the needs of the individual and can be one to one or in a supportive group environment, both in and out of the classroom. 

Learning Support

The department staff provide learning support to students across the curriculum in:

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Behaviour for Learning
  • Social Skills
  • Organisation
  • Emotional Support
  • Study skills
  • Writing and planning
  • Support for Access Arrangements

Enriched Learning

The team provide additional learning support to students through:

  • Spelling workshops at least once a week (according to their year group) during tutor time
  • A reading intervention programme is run three times a week in one hour sessions for students in the lower school who need to boost their reading skills
  • Extra reading practice
  • Accompanying students with SEND on school excursions and extra-curricular activities
  • Mentoring sessions are provided by Jerry Parr, the School Chaplain, and other professionals for those students who need support, emotionally, socially or to improve behaviour
  • Specialist speech and language support from an external professional
  • Specialist literacy support from an external professional
  • 1:1 support for ASD students in KS3 and KS4
  • 1:1 support for students who have speech and language difficulties as recommended by a specialist.