Special Educational Needs

At The Radclyffe School we place the child at the centre of all we do. The Learning Support department aims to ensure that all students have the opportunity to unlock and fulfil their potential in all aspects of school life.

The department prides itself on its access and liaison with everyone involved with our students, always working in partnership with other staff within school, parents and other relevant stakeholders to achieve the school’s vision of “Working Together for Excellence”.

It is our strong belief that students must be enabled to be independent learners, and we work hard to provide your child with the skills necessary for adult life, so they can progress seamlessly into further education, employment or training.

There is a strong emphasis on students learning in mainstream classes whenever possible, by providing adult assistance where appropriate. We take particular account of your child’s individual needs in setting the structure for academic subjects and by offering opportunities for additional support within our resourced bases.

We are in the privileged position of being able to offer an inclusive curriculum to students with a broad spectrum of need, including student wheelchair users, hearing or visually impaired students and those with a learning need. At both Key Stage Three and Key Stage Four a number of routes of study are available, thus ensuring that all educational needs are met.

The admission procedure is the same as for all students, as is their access to extra-curricular activities. We follow National Guidelines and the school’s Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Information Report, together with the Accessibility Plan, reviewed and updated annually.

If your child has a special educational need, we invite you to contact Mrs J. Melia, Head of the Learning Support Department, to discuss how we may be able to help.