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A recent review of the SEND dept by Challenge Partners stated that the school has worked hard to improve the outcomes of students with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). The special needs coordinator has implemented a series of measures including training all staff in how to work with students with SEND, highly effective deployment of teaching assistants and extremely robust monitoring and evaluation of the impact of any initiative or support. This has led to students with SEND significantly improving their attainment and progress in a very short time. 

The SEND Department are pleased to inform you of the following with regard to our KS3 Literacy and Numeracy Interventions:

1. 89% of students improved in Literacy Intervention

2. 43% of students improved in Numeracy Intervention

3. With 29.4% doubling their rate of progress and returning to class.

Special Educational Needs Intervention Success Rate Autumn 1 & 2:

60% of students receiving additional literacy doubled their rate of progress last term.

63% of students receiving additional Maths doubled their rate of progress last term.

At Sexey’s School, we are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all of our pupils whatever their needs or abilities. Not all pupils with disabilities have special educational needs and not all pupils with SEND meet the definition of disability but this policy covers all of these pupils.

At Sexey’s School the emphasis is on a whole school approach. All staff accept responsibility for providing all children with realistic learning goals in a broad-based, appropriate curriculum. We believe in nurturing and developing the educational, social, emotional, cultural and spiritual aspects by curriculum design and teaching approaches. The National Curriculum Council stated that participation in the National Curriculum by pupils with special educational needs is most likely to be achieved by encouraging good practice for all pupils and that the majority of pupils with learning difficulties simply require work to be suitably presented and differentiated to match their need.

Key SEND Information for Parents


  • Mrs P Howes – Special Educational Needs & Disabilty Coordinator
  • Mrs J Budd – Emotional and Social Support Teaching Assistant & English Support
  • Mrs J Bowtell – Humanities Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs D Day - Science Teaching Assistant
  • Ms J How - Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Additional Interventions and Resources:
Sexey’s offers the following additional interventions to student who meet the county set criteria:

  • Small Group Literacy Support
  • Emotional and Social 1:1 Sessions
  • S3 - a room dedicated to the support of our more vulnerable students. Students are welcomed before school, break and lunch time to work with our teaching assistants and 6th form support team.
  • Prep @S3 Tuesday – Thursday  4.00pm - 5.00pm.

Exam Successes:

  • 60% of SEND students achieved 5 x A*-C at GCSE in 2015
  • 53% of SEND students achieved A*-C in English & Maths in 2015
  • 66.7% of Pupil Premium students achieved 5 x A*-C Grades at GCSE
  • 55.6% of Pupil Premium students achieved 5 A*-C including English & Maths
  • SEND students achieved 100% A*- C at A Level

SEND Documents:


Updated September 2017


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