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Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND)

Newstead Wood School is committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all our students whatever their needs or abilities. We have a dedicated and supportive team who oversee the development of our students both academically and pastorally. Provision for students with special needs is a matter for the school as a whole. Newstead Wood School may offer the following range of provision to support children with communication and interaction, cognition and learning difficulties, social, mental and emotional health problems or sensory or physical needs. The range of support deployed will be tailored to individual needs following thorough assessment by internal or external agencies. It is designed to promote students working towards becoming independent and resilient learners and should not be seen in isolation.

The SEND Team:

SENCO Miss Sarah Eells BSc, PGCE, Deputy Safeguarding Lead with additional training in Counselling, NLP, Mindfulness, First Aid and Self-harm. Email Address seells@newsteadwood.co.uk
Designated Safeguarding Lead Mrs Sarah Sword Deputy Headteacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Miss Sarah Eells SENCO
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Miss Jenny Young Director of Learning KS4
SEND Governor Mrs Jo Penn  
Student Support Manager (Years 7-11) Mrs Sarah Macgregor BA, LLB, NVQ2 Teaching Assistant, First Aid Trained, ASD Champion.
Head of Student Services (Sixth Form) Mrs Angelina Faulkner Counselling level 2, First Aid Trained.
Learning Support Assistant Mrs Victoria Xuereb NCFE Level 3 Supporting Teaching & Learning & Specialist Support in Schools
EAL Additional Needs Support Miss Melody Lau LLB, PGCE
School Counsellor Mrs Liz Byers MS, EdS

The Learning Support Programme

The Learning Support Programme is designed to offer extra literacy support for students with additional needs, including SEN and EAL students. There is one after school session per week which is a taught session, with a different focus each week. Over the course of the year, it will cover aspects of spelling, punctuation and grammar as well as reading and writing skills. In addition, there is a weekly ‘drop-in session’ at lunchtime where students can attend with essays or queries relating to spelling, punctuation and grammar.

We also offer three further drop-in sessions, where students are able to receive additional support with any work. One to one support sessions are also available.

Please see the Learning Support schedule for the focus of the weekly taught sessions. Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Please also see our Health, Wellbeing & Support page under the students tab.

Referral Procedure:

Parents concerned about their child should speak to the child’s class teacher or form tutor in the first instance. They then may be directed to the Head of Year or Director of Learning followed by the SENCO if appropriate.

Click here to view the SEND Information Report 

Click here to view SEN Policy

Click here to view EAL Policy

Click here to view Accessibility Plan

To view the Local Authority Offer click on this link http://bromley.mylifeportal.co.uk

Support from Bromley local authority for pupils with SEND can be found at: 



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