At Ursuline High School we aim to cater for the individual learning needs of all students in line with the new SEND Code of Practice: 0-25 Years (2014).

Students identified with additional needs will be placed on the Learning Support register at one of two levels:

  •  Educational Health Care Plan
  •  Student with Additional Needs- SEND Support

There are four reasons for being placed on the SEN register:

1. Communication and interaction

2. Cognition and learning

3. Social, mental and emotional health

4. Sensory and/or physical

Students who have an Educational Healthcare Plan (EHCP) will receive extra support and guidance in some of their lessons from Teaching Assistants who will 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 Where appropriate, students may also be withdrawn from some lessons for one to one or small group support on, for example, reading and writing skills, organisational skills and raising self- esteem.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 SEN profile to inform all 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 coordinated and monitored by the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO).

Students on the Special Educational needs register may also need assessment and support from other professionals including the Educational Psychologist, Speech and language therapist, 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 SEN register in their primary schools may be asked to complete a diagnostic test 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.

Children and Families Act 2014


SEN Information Report  

Ursuline High School

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.

Click here for full SEN Information Report 2018

The School information report links directly to the SEN Policy on the school website.

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