Special educational needs and disability (SEND)

A child or young person has SEND 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 pupils in order to allow them to arrive at, and even exceed, their potential.

At Carleton High School we have an inclusive, holistic approach to SEND provision. All stakeholders at all levels now understand clear strategies and the importance of supporting all SEND pupils. All teaching staff have been trained on how to enhance the progress of all SEND pupils by removing barriers to learning. There is open communication between school and home, where there is a clear and common purpose to support all SEND pupils, both academically and pastorally. Hence, significantly increasing the life chances for this group of pupils.

SEND Department

If a pupil 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)
  • 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
  • Nurture Group

Social, Emotional and Well-being Support and Interventions:

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

SEND Information Report and SEND Policy

The SEND Information Report details the provision that Carleton High School offers to pupils with special educational and disability needs.

Please click on the links below to view our SEND Information Report and SEND Policy.

SEND Wave Information

SEND Policy

SEND Information Report

More Information

If you have any questions about any aspect of the SEND provision at Carleton High School, please contact our Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Miss L Barker at lbarker@carletonhigh.patrust.org.uk

SEND Guide for Parents and Carers