We have our own ways of looking after every child and take extra measurements whenever required. We monitor all the students and ensure their education is unaffected given their circumstances.

For all secondary school students:

SEND monitoring 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 behaviour analysis

ATL feedback

SEN Link Teacher


LSA feedback

Year Team Meetings

Weekly SEND meetings

Dyslexia and Dyscalculia Screening


Nurture groups in year7 and 8 led by a SEN specialist

Life Skills led by a SEN specialist

SLCN Intervention led by trained Speech and Language Teaching Assistants

Lexia  Reading Recovery

Literacy Skills -Hodder Reading Scheme

Numeracy Support in lessons

Behaviour Intervention

Social Skills Groups

Alpha to Omega

  • Lexia
  • Communicate in Print
  • My Maths
  • Key Worker for students with a Statement

Homework Club

Games Club

Lunchtime Support

Educational Psychologist

Speech and Language Therapy

Special Education Resource Centre

Joseph Clarke Vision Impaired Educational Welfare Service


School Nurse

Social Services


In addition:

Year Group SEND monitoring Interventions – School Interventions – Outside Agencies
Year 7 to 9   Early Warning Meetings

EAL and SEND literacy intervention

Numeracy and literacy intervention

SLCN intervention Programme

Lexia Reading recovery



Years 10 and 11 Early Warning Meetings

EAL and SEND literacy intervention

Numeracy and literacy intervention

SLCN intervention Programme




Careers Advice


Primary Liaison

During the Summer Term, liaison meetings are held with the main feeder of the primary schools. The SENCO visits the Primary schools to meet the students and Parents, students and their Primary school SENCOs are invited to The Warren for a coffee morning and to tour the SEND department. Information about students with SEN is collated and transferred so that it can be used in SSSs and to inform the Year 7 grouping process.

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 then revised after the interim review which takes place during the Autumn Term, following discussion with the students and parents.

New Group Reading Test

All new students are to take the New Group reading test which enables us to identify students who, for instance, are competent readers with weak comprehension skills. The results are used to help us identify students who would benefit from inclusion on the Reading Recovery scheme.

Reading Recovery

During afternoon registration students use an age appropriate Lexia computer programme to improve reading, spelling, and comprehension

In-Class Support

The majority of support takes place within the classroom. Support is prioritised for students with Statements of Special Educational Needs and EHC Plans. There is also general support for students on SEN Support. Learning Support Assistants in class provide additional support for students that require it.

SLCN Literacy Skills Group

SLCN Literacy skills groups run for years 7, 8 and 9 and 11.

Skills covered in these sessions include:

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

We will be working in different ways.

  • Individually: you will be asked to work on an activity on your own.
  • In pairs: you will need to discuss a topic with a friend.
  • 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:

  • Worksheets
  • The library
  • The ICT suites
  • 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

CATs 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

Activity club, film club and Sports club for students with SEND takes place every day between 1:20pm and 2:00 pm. Special needs teachers and LSAs are available to support students with their homework after school between 3:30pm and 4:40pm and to discuss any other concerns.