Special Educational Needs Teachers:

The Faculty:

We aim to help remove the barriers to learning experienced by students, thereby enabling them to access the main curriculum and to be involved in a full and positive way with all aspects of school life. This is achieved through withdrawal from some lessons in order to support the acquisition of basic skills essential to full participation. We also provide in-class Teaching Assistants to support students across the School curriculum.

Our Policy:
We recognise that all students are special and all have individual needs. We take pride in our inclusive ethos and the way in which each student is nurtured and supported so that all are able to reach their potential. Additional or different provision may be required for some students who may be said to have Special Educational Needs and/or a Disability. This may take the form of a significant difficulty or disability that is a barrier to their learning and may be in one or more of the following areas:

  • ·         Cognition and Learning
  • ·         Communication and Interaction
  • ·         Social, Emotional and Mental Health
  • ·         Physical, Medical or Sensory Need


Where concerns regarding a student are present then that concern needs to be shared between the parent or Carer and the SENCO as soon as possible. Sydenham operates an open door policy whereby parents are encouraged to contact the school to discuss any concern they might have about their daughter. The SENCO will then consider how additional or different provision may be put in place to meet those particular needs out of resources available. This will be recorded on the Provision Map on a termly basis. It is expected that in most cases this will be sufficient to support a student to catch up, or meet specific low levels of SEND.

SEND Policy, click here

SEND Information report, click here

SEND profile information, click here 

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