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Students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities are welcome at the Deanery.  Each member of our school community is created by God and our aim is to help students to achieve their full potential. All we do is rooted in this Hope of who we are as people and who we can become.

A child has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which may require special educational provision, in addition to what is provided for their peers. Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can affect a child's abiltity to learn. They may broadly affect the following: 

  • the ability to understand or process information socially and in learning
  • reading, writing and numeracy
  • the ability to concentrate and focus on a task
  • emotional or mental health
  • behaviour - learning to regulate emotions and social interaction
  • sensory and physical ability, including visual, hearing, motor coordination, spacial or medical. 

Children may also have other learning needs such as English as an additional language or having missed gaps in education for various reasons. The Inclusion team, compromising of the SEND team and Student Wellbeing and Support, also provide assurance and help for students who are Looked After Children and those who have medical needs. 

For most students with SEN, extra help will be provided within the classroom, managed by the subject teacher. However, if you have concerns about your child's progrss, you can initially speak to your child's Tutor or Head of House/Year. 

If you are concerned that your child is still not making expected progress, you can contact Mrs Astrid Fox, the school's SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator), or another member of the SEND team, at:

To find out more about Swindon Borough Council's Local Offer for SEND, please go to for care, support information and guidance. 

Page Downloads Date  
Special Educational Needs and Disability... 28th Aug 2019 Download
Accessibility Policy and Plan (DCEA) 28th Aug 2019 Download
Special Educational Needs Policy DCEA 04th Feb 2021 Download
Resources for home learning and working 05th Feb 2021 Download