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.

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 students. All teaching staff have been trained on how to enhance the progress of all SEND students by removing all barriers to learning. There is open communication between school and home where there is a clear and common purpose to support all SEND students both academically and pastorally. Hence, significantly increasing Life chances for this group of students.

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)
  • 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

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 J Ashton: jashton@carletonhigh.patrust.org.uk

SEND Guide for Parents and Carers