Additional Needs

We are committed to the precept that every pupil, regardless of ability, should be provided with educational experiences which will enrich their development and allow them to reach their full academic, creative and social potential. In so doing, we are guided by both statutory requirements and by the need to respond to perceived local, in-house and individual circumstances. Our focus is on preventative work to ensure that our pupils’ special educational needs are identified as early as possible and that early action is taken to meet those needs. It follows from this that certain pupils will require special educational provision if they are to make the progress of which they are capable. Such pupils may be defined as having a special educational need, arising either from a particular learning difficulty or from the fact that they are in some way more gifted or talented than their peers.

We aim to provide a flexible range of Additional Needs provision for those pupils who require it. The school has experience of catering for pupils with moderate learning difficulties, as well as those with specific learning difficulties, physical disabilities, sensory impairments and emotional and behavioural problems and seeks to work closely in this with outside agencies.


SEND Department

SENCO – Nikki Abson

Assistant SENCO – Hayley Lester

Learning Support Assistants:

Caron Whittle (ASC), Laura Antrobus (Access arrangements), Anita Sawford (VI/HI Lead), Claire Adderley (KS5 liaison)

Amanda Hunt, Alice Morris, Emma McNulty, Charlotte Nixon, Tina Wingate

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SEND policy (formally the ADDITIONAL NEEDS POLICY)