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“Nothing less than positive progress and well-being for all”

Miss E Ryall joined Denmark Road High School as SENDCo in September 2022, having previously worked as a SENDCo, Raising Standards Lead and Teacher of History in two different settings. She holds the statutory NASENDCo Award.

Mrs J Cooper has over 20 years of experience in education in a variety of roles, including teaching, cover supervisor and teaching assistant. She is specialising in supporting students with Autism.

What are Special Educational Needs?

‘A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.

A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she:

  • has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age,


  • has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.’ SEND Code of Practice, 2015

A Special Educational Need falls into one of four categories:

  • Communication and Interaction

  • Cognition and Learning

  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health

  • Physical and Sensory

Some children may have needs in multiple categories.

For our students with SEN/D, we will make all reasonable adjustments to accommodate their needs.

Denmark Road High School is committed to providing all the students with high quality education where each student can ‘Discover and Realise’ their potential. We are committed to ensuring that every student receives the very best responsive learning and teaching in the classroom through our expectation of excellence at all times. We hold high aspirations for all of our students within and beyond their classroom.

The SEN/D department sits within the Progress and Wellbeing team, and in a calm, safe
space in the heart of the school. A student with SEN/D is allocated a Lead Practitioner (LP)from the team for as long as is necessary to ensure their needs are being met. As appropriate, the LP supports the student in collaboration with families, pastoral and
academic colleagues, external agencies, and the Local Authority. Students may also need ‘Access Arrangements’ to ensure their experience of exams is
equitable to that of their peers’. This is arranged by the SEN/D team.