Special Educational Needs and Disability
Shenley Brook End School is committed to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to fulfil their potential. The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Team plays an important role in this.
The Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo), Specialist SEND Teacher, SEN administrator and team of teaching assistants work in a variety of ways to reduce and remove barriers to learning and achievement for students whose needs cannot be met through Quality First Teaching alone.
Through liaison with the school’s pastoral teams and subject specialists, support is coordinated and promotes students’ overall well-being in addition to fostering their academic progress. More targeted and personalised provision is made for students in their lessons and outside class. Throughout the year teaching assistants contribute to the delivery of exam access and assessed task arrangements.
The SENCo works with the Milton Keynes SEND Team and other external agencies such as Speech and Language Therapy (SALT), Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Children and Family Practice (CFP).
The school is committed to the development of students’ independence and sense of responsibility and encourages their active involvement in dialogues relating to their support and the reasonable adjustments their teachers can make in their lessons. The involvement of parents and carers in the planning and review of a student’s support is fully encouraged.
Ethnic Minority Achievement/English as an Additional Language
A key aim of the school is to provide equal opportunities for all students regardless of cultural, ethnic or religious background.
The English as an Additional Language (EAL) Team provides information and support for EAL students. We are able to offer support tailored to the individual needs of the student. This could include support in some lessons as well as one-to-one English tuition. The EAL team is committed to helping students to realise their potential across the curriculum. Students are also encouraged, where possible, to complete a GCSE in their first language.
We also run a lunchtime club to provide social support and help with homework and coursework.
Parents who wish to discuss their child’s English as an additional language needs are encouraged to contact Mrs Di Jeary at the school.
Year 6 Support for Learning Transition Video