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Name of Department: Special Educational Needs Department (SEN)

Members of Staff:

Name Responsibility e-Mail Address

Mrs H Langsam

Mrs A Sen

Mrs N Khan

Mrs P Laycock

Mr R Sweryda

Mrs E Sweetingham

Head of SEN

SEN Co-ordinator

Behaviour Specialist and SEN/ECM Links

Specialist Support Teacher, Maths

Support Teacher

Lead Teaching Assistant (Head of T.A Team)

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About Department:

The Special Educational Needs Department helps pupils throughout the school access the curriculum through:

  • Targeted support for pupils on the S.E.N. register in classes, with Teaching Assistants working closely with class teachers to include pupils fully. As an inclusive school, all pupils including those with S.E.N. are expected to participate in a broad and balanced curriculum and to be in mainstream classes for the majority of the time.
  • Links with Departments, to monitor the curriculum, develop appropriate courses, adapt resources and teaching styles to make them more appropriate for pupils with SEN.
  • Training for teachers and support staff relating to different special educational needs, providing for an inclusive classroom and overcoming barriers to learning, differentiation, and working with support staff
  • Assist and advise on differentiation of resources
  • Touch-typing and loan of laptops
  • Social stories for pupils with Aspergers
  • Paired reading scheme to develop reading and understanding through pairing Y7 pupils with 6th form volunteers (2 sessions a week during registration time)
  • Synthetic phonics: Reading to Fluency programme for Y7 pupils indentified with weak decoding skills (8 sessions of 20 mins a week)
  • Games group (1 x20 min session weekly) for pupils with social communications difficulties
  • Behaviour mentoring for pupils in liaison with ECM
  • Curriculum support groups for pupils in Y10 and Y11
  • Literacy withdrawal groups for pupils in Y7
  • Reciprocal teaching (with input from Humanities)
  • Literacy through Humanities withdrawal group for pupils in Y8
  • Life skills and literacy group for pupils in Y9
  • Assessment of students to identify learning needs, and appropriate support if needed
  • Assessments of pupils for exam concessions, and application for concessions (reader, scribe, use of laptop, 25% extra time as appropriate)
  • Exam support (provision of readers/scribes/separate rooms as required)
  • Targeted support for pupils on the S.E.N. register in classes, with Teaching Assistants working closely with class teachers to include pupils fully. As an inclusive school, all pupils including those with S.E.N. are expected to participate in a broad and balanced curriculum and to be in mainstream classes for the majority of the time.

Resources:

Draft SEN Code of Practice for 0 to 25 years - Statutory Guidance ¦ PDF

Special Educational Needs and Disability Local Offer ¦ PDF

Hendon School SEN Code of Practice ¦ PDF

SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) Information Report ¦ PDF

About Courses:

The department delivers the AQA scheme at entry level for individual students who are working below level 1, giving pupils the opportunity to experience success with practical life-skill activities such as cooking, growing plants etc.

Friday the 28th. Hendon School, Golders Rise, Hendon, London, NW4 2HP ~ Tel: 020 8202 9004 ~ Fax: 020 8202 3341 ~ E-mail: info@hendonschool.co.uk