SEND – Learning Support

Our SEND department is called ‘Learning Support’ – as that is exactly what we are seeking to achieve – we want all our students regardless of any Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND) to be engaged in their learning so they can achieve their potential. To achieve this, we seek to recognise, assess and meet students’ needs at the earliest opportunity.

We welcome being part of SEND review and assessment processes while students are still at primary school so we can work together to ensure a smooth transition.

We provide a broad and balanced learning experience for all students regardless of Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND). Year 8 students, for example, get an open choice of subjects for their two options. Our curriculum is carefully designed and adapted to ensure the building blocks of learning progress in a logical and complete way so all students have the opportunity to be engaged and succeed.

We aim to identify these needs as they arise and provide teaching and learning support, which enables every child to achieve to their full potential. In doing this, we seek to work closely with parents/carers and value regular communication.

We meet student needs in a variety of ways – some need a few adaptations, others need much more:

  • Careful selection of which teaching group best suits them
  • Quality first teaching that takes account of where students are in their learning
  • Additional support within lessons – this could be additional/adapted resources, prompting, repetition of information/instructions, additional time, laptops – according to assessed needs
  • Support from an Engage Support Assistant
  • Additional programmes of learning such as Lexonik to improve reading
  • Start right and end right processes for beginning and end of days
  • Life skills training and support
  • Emotional and social support
  • Sensory provision
  • Speech and language provision
  • Support from Sixth Form buddy
  • Support from specialist external agencies such as CAMHs or the School Nurse
  • Support in our SEMH Falcon Resource Base
  • Alternative lunch arrangements
  • Exam access arrangements – students are assessed by a trained specialist.

Teachers are given information about students’ SEND so they can best meet their needs in the classroom. Withdrawing students from lessons or part lessons is only done when absolutely necessary to meet students’ needs.

Who’s who in Learning Support

Headshot of Mrs R Parks (Vice Principal).

Mrs R Parks

Vice Principal, Senior Lead & Trust Lead for SEND

Miss S Boocock

ELSA and Assistant Head of Learning Support

Miss Z Storey

Provision and LAC Co-ordinator

Falcon Inclusion Resource Base

Please note that the name of our facility has recently changed from Segrave Inclusion Resource Base to Falcon Inclusion Resource Base and the following media has not yet been updated to reflect that change.

SEND Resources and Information

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