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The Inclusion Department is responsible for overseeing provision for students with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). Our SENCO is Mrs E Haezewindt.

The Inclusion Department is responsible for overseeing provision for students with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND).

At Ashlyns School, in line with the SEN Code of Practice (2014), we believe that most students’ needs will be met in the classroom through high quality teaching and differentiation. Most students will make progress through such teaching. Regular in-school sessions are held to update school staff on appropriate strategies to support students in mainstream lessons.

Students with SEND may require additional support.

When a student has a special educational need they will be added to the school’s SEND list. The list is regularly updated and informs school staff of each student’s needs and appropriate strategies. Students may receive additional support in class from our team of Teaching Assistants or short term intervention for a specific need. This will generally be small group or one-to-one support for six to 10 weeks and may involve staff based at school or support from a relevant outside agency.

The interventions running, and the outside agencies working in school, vary according to current need in the school.

Currently (July 2017) we are running the following programmes in school:

  • social skills groups
  • resilience groups
  • additional literacy sessions
  • homework club
  • breakfast club
  • Lexia reading programme
  • reading plus reading programme
  • 1:1 tuition
  • learning mentors
  • careers support
  • school counsellor
  • peer mentoring

We also have a number of outside agencies currently working within the school:

  • Educational Psychologist
  • Dacoram Education Support Centre (DESC)
  • Speech and Language Therapist

Please Click on our SEND Report and SEND newsletter

The Inclusion Coordinator is happy to discuss your child’s needs and can be contacted through the main school switchboard.

For information about Hertfordshire’s Local Offer for children and young people under the age of 25 years who have SEN and/or disability, click on the link below:

https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/microsites/local-offer/the-hertfordshire-local-offer.aspx