Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator: Miss E Ryall ryalle@Denmarkroad.org
“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
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
What is your vision for students with Special Educational Needs at Denmark Road High School?
How do you support students with Special Educational Needs at Denmark Road High School?
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.