SENCo: Miss D Winspear
SEN Department:

Special Educational Needs & Disability Department

The Special Educational Needs Department provide support through a range of ways to students who have particular barriers to learning. The department consists of a team who specialise in different areas of need and who provide support within the classroom and/or deliver small group and 1-1 interventions as necessary. Termly CPD provides a learning platform to all teaching staff on adaptive and differentiated strategies to best support students with varying needs within the classroom. The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice (2014), places emphasis on quality first teaching from within the classroom in order to be fully inclusive. This means that teachers utilise strategies provided when planning and implementing lessons, ensuring the use of adaptive teaching to suit the needs of the children they teach. These are the first steps in meeting the needs of all students in the classroom.

Where the needs of a student are greater than that which can be successfully met by the classroom teacher, the special needs department will organise for relevant screening, testing and intervention as appropriate. We are currently able to offer one to one and/or small group tuition for a number of interventions including reciprocal reading, numeracy, EAL and social skills. We also have 2 qualified ELSAs who can support emotional wellbeing. We have a referral system where staff and parents can put forward concerns regarding students, for investigation for any underlying SEND, or a request for additional strategies or possible school-based interventions that can support barriers to learning.

In addition to this, we have a team of Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Higher-Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs) who work closely with students both within and outside the classroom, either on a one to one basis or small group support where necessary. The team are supported by our SEN Admin Assistant – Mr J Bradley and line managed by our SENCo Miss D Winspear


Questions about your child’s progress?

Please email your questions or concerns to the email addresses above and a member of the department will be in touch.

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