Our aim is to provide young people with the highest quality education, accessible to students of all abilities.

Provision for Students with SEND

For all secondary school students

SEND Overview

Interventions - School

Interventions – Outside Agencies

* All new students tested for Reading Age – Salford, and New Group Reading Test

* SIMs – raise on line (for grade predictions)

* SIMs Behave – behaviour analysis

* ATL feedback

* SEN Link Teacher

* Feedback

* LSA feedback

* Year Team Meetings

* Weekly SEND meetings

* Reading - Reading Recovery

* Literacy Skills -Hodder Reading Scheme

* Numeracy – Teacher Target Specific Topics

* Numeracy – Support Sets (BN)

* Behaviour Intervention

* Social Skills Group

* ICT Software

v Lexia

v Maths Base

v Communicate in Print

v Cloze Pro

v Clicker 5

v 2 Type

* In class LSA

* Link and Registration LSA for statemented students

* In class teacher

* Homework Club

* Games Club

* Lunchtime Support

* Educational Psychologist

* Little Heath Outreach

* New Rush Hall Outreach

* Speech and Language Therapy

* Special Education Resource Centre

* Caterham Hearing Impaired Outreach Service

* Joseph Clarke Vision Impaired Educational Welfare Service

* Child and Family Consultation Centre

* Hear and Now

* Mpower Youth Offending Team

* School Nurse

* Social Services

In addition:

Year Group

SEND Overview

Interventions - School

Interventions – Outside Agencies

Year 7

* Early warning meetings

* EAL and SEND literacy intervention


Year 8


* EAL and SEND literacy intervention

* Numeracy and literacy intervention


Year 9


* EAL and SEND literacy intervention

* Numeracy and literacy intervention

* Connexions

* Aim Higher

Years 10 and 11



* ReBep

* Aim Higher

For all 6th Form students

Year Group

SEND Overview

Interventions - School

Interventions – Outside Agencies

Years 12 and 13

* Statemented provision

* Students at SA or SA+ who require support

* Student mentoring

* ICT – support

* In class LSA

* Individual LSA

* In class teacher

* Individual teacher

* Exam Access Arrangements

As required


Primary Liaison
During the Summer Term liaison meetings are held with the main feeder primary schools. This allows information about students with SEN to be transferred so that it can be used in IEPs and to inform the Year 7 grouping process.

Year 7 observations

For the first two weeks of the Autumn Term an LSA is deployed full time with each Year 7 tutor group. Their observations are included in the Year 7 observation booklet.

Year 7 Target setting for students with statements of SEND
Initial targets for students in Year 7 with Statements are set at their last Annual Review in Year 6. These are revised after the interim review which takes place during the Autumn Term, following discussion with the students and parents.

Salford Reading test and New Group Reading test
All new students take the Salford Reading test which provides a reading age based on decoding skills. Students also take the New Group reading test which enables identification of students who, for instance, are competent readers with weak comprehension skills. The results are used to identify students who would benefit from inclusion on the Reading Recovery and Paired Reading schemes.

Reading Recovery
During P.M. registration students use an age appropriate Lexia computer programme to increase Reading, Spelling, and Comprehension.

Paired Reading
Paired Reading is a scheme that allows readers to practice and improve their reading skills.

Who is involved?
* Y7 to 11 students whose reading age is between 7 and 10, according to the Salford Reading test and New Group Reading test.
* 6th formers volunteer and are paired with younger students. They listen, praise, and correct mistakes if and when necessary. The 6th Formers are also encouraged to read aloud to their partner and model ‘good reading’.

What do students read?
* Students are offered a wide range of fiction and nonfiction texts. We feel that children should be given a choice, as it is an essential factor to motivate.
* Paired Reading helps students to enjoy and gain confidence when reading.

When does it take place?
* Paired reading takes place 3 times a week, during morning registration, in the 6th Form Study Room for year 7 and in the library for all other tutor groups.
* Paired Reading starts after October half-term and finishes at the end of June.

In-Class Support
The majority of support takes place within the classroom. Support is prioritised for students with statements of Special Educational Needs. There is also general support for students on school action plus and school action. Wherever possible the Special Educational Needs teacher or Learning Support Assistant will work with their statemented student as well as those on school action plus and school action.

SEN Literacy Skills Group
Literacy skills groups run for years 7, 8 and 9.
Skills covered in these sessions include:

Ø Reading (stories/plays)
Ø Writing (handwriting, written expression)
Ø Speaking (retelling stories, being able to justify an opinion, telling a story in chronological order)
Ø Listening ( listening, understanding and remembering what someone else says)
Ø Spelling ( 100/200 most common words)
Ø Reference skills ( being able to use a dictionary, an atlas, an index)
Ø Memory
Ø Self-esteem (We KNOW you CAN do well, we need to convince you!)

We will be working in different ways.
Ø Individually: you will be asked to work on an activity on your own.
Ø In pairs: you will need to discuss a topic with a friend.
Ø In a group: all of you will be asked to contribute to the class discussion. One of you will speak for the group during feedback time.

We will be using different resources:
Ø Worksheets
Ø The library
Ø The ICT suites
Ø The interactive white board

Groups run every term, one lesson a week. Progress is reviewed at the end of each term.

Social Skills group
In Years 7, 8 and 9 an intervention will be initiated for students to increase their personal awareness around the school and environment.

CAT's Testing
Is an assessment of a range of reasoning skills. The tests looks at reasoning in three types of symbols: words, numbers and shapes or figures, i.e. verbal, quantitative, and non- verbal reasoning.

Homework and Games Club
Homework and Games club takes place every day between 1:45 and 2:10 pm. Special needs teachers and LSAs are available to support students with their homework and discuss any other concerns.