Highgate Wood School is firmly committed to inclusion and to supporting all our students to achieve their best. Many of our students will have different needs and some are working at different levels to their peers. We take a graduated approach to identifying and supporting all students and students with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities. Our SEND offer is based on our students’ needs with most of our students accessing a full mainstream curriculum with support from the Learning Support team, where needed. Some require additional support through interventions provided by our internal inclusion teams or by external agencies.
Highgate Wood School’s SEND policy, aims and objectives:
SEND Policy and Information Report 2022
Our SEND Policy and Information Report aims:
Students facing challenges in their learning are likely to need additional strategies, or a different provision beyond the routine high-quality teaching in the classroom, in order to meet their needs. The SEND Code of Practice states that, for these learners, school staff need to remove barriers to learning and put effective special educational provision in place through SEND support. The Code of Practice requires early years provision to adopt “a graduated approach with four stages of action: assess, plan, do and review” which is a model that is also adopt by many secondary schools.
At Highgate Wood School the SEND support takes the form of a four-part cycle (assess, plan, do, review). This is what this looks like at Highgate Wood School:
Support for Students with existing SEND