Over the last 12 months the Special Educational Needs (SEND) offering at Cardinal Wiseman has been transformed with the development of our Trinity department.
We now have an extended base within school enabling us to offer a wider tailored intervention programme focusing on specific students needs ranging from reading, spelling and numeracy through to social skills and memory techniques.
These intervention programmes are usually based over a 6 week period when students will be reassessed to determine their next steps.
In addition we have continued to build strong relationships with external agencies in order to ensure our support for all SEND students is effective.
An intervention based approach to SEND supports our Knowledge based curriculum and is proven to provide an effective means of ensuring students can access the curriculum in order to make progress at school.
Parents/Carers of students on the SEND register will be invited to attend at least 3 meetings per year to discuss their child’s progress however anyone with any concerns is encouraged to raise these with the SENCo, Mrs F Oliver (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We work in close partnership with a number of schools and external providers to ensure that our pupils have access to the very best professional services. We also recognise that many of our staff have developed the skills which have enabled them to become experts in specific fields of Special Educational needs. During the last academic year (2018-19) we have assisted a number of school provisions in reviewing their SEN practice and helped put in place development plans to improve in specific areas.
Most recently we have been working with partner Catholic schools to develop a network of support for small groups of pupils who are currently under assessment for EHCPs or require further specialist teaching and support to enable them to succeed in mainstream education.
If you would like to discuss the outreach work with the Cardinal Wiseman SEND team, please contact Senior Assistant Vice Principal, Miss L Wale (email@example.com).