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It is the expectation that all students, who are ready for secondary school in a mainstream setting, will be accessing the curriculum in the classroom with differentiated teaching and additional support when appropriate.
The school has a designated teacher for children who are in the care of their Local Authority. They work in partnership with the child’s social worker to produce a Personal Education Plan (PEP) to ensure that educational and social needs are met.
At the Ursuline we aim to cater for the individual learning needs of all students in line with the SEND Code of Practice: 0-25 Years. The students identified with additional needs are placed on the Learning Support Register at one of two levels: Educational Health Care Plan or Student with Additional Needs.
There are four broad areas of need in which reasonable adjustments are made to support the young person;
1. Communication and interaction
2. Cognition and learning
3. Social, mental and emotional health
4. Sensory and/or physical
Students who have an EHCP receive extra support and guidance in some of their lessons from Teaching Assistants who work in partnership with the subject teacher to help students to access the curriculum. Where appropriate, students may also be withdrawn from some lessons for one to one or small group support on, for example, reading and writing skills, organisational skills and raising self-esteem. All students on the register have an SEND provision map to inform subject teachers of the specific learning challenges so that they can differentiate their work accordingly. Extra support is given to students as deemed necessary and the progress of these students is co-ordinated and monitored by the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCO).
Students on the Special Educational Needs register may also need assessment and support from other professionals including the Educational Psychologist, the Learning and Behaviour team and the Social Inclusion Manager. Once again, these referrals are managed by the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator.
At the end of Year 6, students on the SEND Register in their primary schools may be asked to complete a diagnostic test, this is to enable us to provide targeted support upon their arrival in Year 7.
This support may include reading intervention to raise their reading age, enabling them to access National Curriculum tests, and support with numeracy to embed basic numeracy skills.
The school information report links directly to the SEND Policy in our school policies section of the website.
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Ms Danuta Oussanaa
020 3908 3147
Mrs Bridget O'Conor
020 3908 3132
Mrs Victoria Jefferies
020 3908 3132