Special educational needs and disability (SEND)

A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational support. At Carleton High School we identify and meet the needs of all students in order to allow them to arrive at – and even exceed – their potential.

We’re committed to working with families and the community to support all our students. We believe that the most important factor in ensuring academic and personal success is outstanding classroom teaching. We practise a rigorous approach which clearly identifies students who require academic or social, emotional and well-being support and interventions. We review the progress of all students with SEND five times a year in collaboration with parents/carers, and also with external agencies during annual reviews.

Our school building is fully accessible for disabled students, with lift access and disabled toilets on all floors.

SEND Department

If a student with SEND is not making their expected progress we offer targeted intervention and whole-school initiatives. These include:

Academic Support and Interventions:

  • Lexia (phonics programme to improve reading ability)
  • Phonics (small group)
  • Speech and language therapy
  • 1:1 literacy or numeracy intervention
  • Support from Teaching Assistants in lessons
  • Homework support in Additional Studies
  • Access to a laptop computer during lessons
  • Pathways curriculum

Social, Emotional and Well-Being Support and Interventions

  • Counselling
  • Behaviour mentoring
  • Extracurricular clubs
  • Interact lunchtime club
  • Key Stage 5 transition

The Special Educational Needs (SEN) Information Report

The SEN information report details the provision that Carleton High School offers to students with special education and disability needs. Please click on the links below to view our full SEND policy and SEND report.

SEND Policy

SEND Information Report

More Information

If you have any questions about any aspect of SEND provision at Carleton High, please contact our Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Ms K Morris: kmorris@carletonhigh.patrust.org.uk

SEND Guide for Parents and Carers