SEND Governor: Curriculum Committee
Staff within the Department:
Learning Support Assistants:
|Mr Virinder Nanda|
|Ms Aoife O'Shaugnessy|
|Ms Zeinab Valizadeh|
|Ms Deborah Richards|
|Ms Suraj Chadha|
|Ms Shamaila Mohammad|
|Ms Patricia Novelo|
|Ms Faria Chaudhry|
|Mr Yousef Sheikh-Warak|
|Ms Sharma Samuels HLTA, Safeguarding|
Young people with every type of need are supported at our school and we are dedicated to ensure the best possible education for all who that come here. We make our best efforts to ensure that every child in our school makes excellent progress and is ready to take their place in society.
Quality first teaching:
In lesson support: Support is offered to all key stages and is tailored to meet the needs of the individual. In-class support ensures all pupils can access the curriculum and learning support assistants are used effectively in our classrooms to improve learning outcomes.
The SEND Department runs a range of thirty-minute interventions that take place during morning registration. Targeted pupils are offered short courses to meet individual needs that have been identified by teachers or assessments. Different reading groups focus either on reading fluency or comprehension, or offer extra curriculum support. Further interventions include literacy and numeracy programmes, social skills programmes, in-class support, touch typing, speech and Language programmes, after school support with lesson prep and homework, Extra-curricular clubs and Craft Therapy.
Year 8: literacy lessons rather than a second language
KS4 Option support
Option Support: ASDAN, curriculum support and work-related learning.
Year 9/10/11: 5 Lessons per Fortnight – 2 week timetable
Clubs, activities and trips to support our work with students in the classroom.
Lunch time clubs
- Lunchtime drop in: The Learning Support Area is open during lunchtime every day for pupils to drop in and benefit from help with class work or homework. All pupils are welcome.
- SEN Book Club is for pupils to develop an interest in reading and to promote reading fluency.
- Tapestry Club and Knitting Club are for pupils from all year groups to relax, learn a new skill and chat.
- Touch typing software is available to targeted pupils, who follow a 12 week course to reach a typing speed of at least 20 words per minute.
Our provision is in line with the SEND Code of Practice 2014 and is part of the borough of Ealing's local offer.
Our contribution to the local offer is: https://www.ealingfamiliesdirectory.org.uk/kb5/ealing/directory/service.page?id=erezbv7EbCE
Our local authority’s local offer is published here: https://www.ealingfamiliesdirectory.org.uk/kb5/ealing/directory/localoffer.page?localofferchannel=0
Support for Pupils
Support is offered to all key stages and is tailored to meet the needs of the individual. In-class support ensures all pupils can access the curriculum and learning support assistants are used effectively in our classrooms to improve learning outcomes. In Year 7 we run Accelerated reader interventions to boost reading skills and one-to-one Literacy Catch Up to improve literacy levels for targeted pupils. From Year 9-11, they can choose Option Support as one of their options. This includes studying for ASDAN, a life-skills qualification recognised by employers, with bronze, silver and gold awards.
All pupils are invited to attend homework club. This takes place after school on Wednesday and Thursdays and is staffed by the librarian and TAs.
Pupils have an opportunity to catch up on outstanding homework and coursework and can also be able to ask for help from teachers in an environment where they feel relaxed and comfortable. The clubs are held in the schools' Learning Resource Centre so that the girls are able to type up work and use the internet for research
Speech and Language
The EWS SEN Department has entered into the Ealing Borough Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) Scheme. This means that a therapist will be in school for 15 days during the year and will deliver training to all staff. There will also be a group and one-to-one sessions available to selected students.
Interested parents can contact the SALT therapist, Hannah Howell-Day, on tel: 020 8825 8831
Medical Care Plans
Please provide the school with sufficient and up-to-date information if your child has any medical needs that we do not already know about. We will contact you directly regarding the development or review of their individual healthcare plan if one is needed. Please contact Ms Rice the school SENCO if you have any queries.
Complaints from Parents with SEND needs.
In the first instance, concerns should be raised with the school SENCO Ms Rice or Ms Anand and thereafter with Ms Johnson, Deputy Head. If unresolved, parents are advised to use the school complaints procedure.