SEND

 

At Villiers High School, we value the abilities and achievements of all our students. We are committed to establishing an environment in which learning flourishes and the potential of every individual is nurtured.

 

We aim to provide effective opportunities for all students by responding to individuals’ diverse learning needs, setting appropriate challenges and overcoming barriers.

 

Students are encouraged to succeed by both the positive and supportive ethos of the school and strong links with home, feeder schools and relevant agencies.


We provide support to students with the following areas of need:

  • Communication and interaction

  • Cognition and learning

  • Social, mental and emotional health

  • Sensory or physical
     

Students with SEN may be offered the following support:

  • In class support from teachers

  • Differentiated tasks, activities and resources

  • Shared Learning Support Assistants in class
     

Additional Support:

  • Year 7 Alternative Curriculum (small group teaching for 12 hours per week, including a fortnightly educational trip linked to the curriculum of study)

  • Year 8 Alternative Curriculum (small group teaching for 6 hours per week including weekly cooking sessions)

  • Year 9 Alternative Curriculum (small group teaching for 6 hours per week including weekly cooking sessions)

  • Year 10 Alternative Curriculum (small group teaching for 3 or 6 hours per week instead of one or two KS4 options, where Step Up to English and/or Entry Level Maths are taken to bridge the gap between KS3 and GCSE)

  • Year 11 Alternative Curriculum (small group teaching for 3 or 6 hours per week instead of one or two KS4 options, where Step Up to English and/or Entry Level Maths are taken to bridge the gap between KS3 and GCSE)

  • Read Write Inc. Intervention Groups (Literacy Support)

  • Reading Comprehension Intervention Group

  • Numeracy Intervention Groups

  • Speech, Language and Communication Interventions

      - Lego Therapy

      - Reading for Meaning Group

      - Narrative Groups

      - Pre-teach Vocabulary Groups

  • School Counsellor every Tuesday and Thursday

  • Art Therapy Intervention

  • One-to-one check-in with Key Worker

  • Homework club, every Wednesday and Thursday 3.10pm – 4.15pm

  • Lunch Time Construction Club

  • Exam Access Arrangements:

      - Up to 50% extra time in all internal and external exams

      - Reader

      - Scribe

      - Use of a laptop in class and exams

      - Separate accommodation for exams

  • External Agency support from:

      - Speech and Language Therapy

      - Educational Psychologist

      - Behaviour Inclusion Service

      - Drugs and Alcohol Service

  • Personalised Pupil Profiles shared with staff

Our SEN provision is coordinated by the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, Ms Gemma Stoddart, in conjunction with Assistant SENCo, Mr Trevor Murphy and the Pastoral Team.


Villiers’ SEND Policy is available here and you can read our SEN Information Report here.

Local Offer

The Local Offer is a Local Authority’s publication of all the provision “they expect to be available across education, health and social care for children and young people in their area who have SEN or are disabled, including those who do not have Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.” (Section 4.1 SEND Code of Practice, January 2015)

Ealing SEND Local Offer is available here.

 

Accessibility Plan

 

This accessibility plan outlines how access to Villiers High School is to be improved for pupils, staff and visitors with disabilities in a given timeframe. At Villiers, we anticipate the need to make reasonable adjustments where ever practicable.

View the Full Accessibility Plan

 

Key Documents

SEN Info Report

SEND Policy

Accessibility Plan

SEND Local Offer