SEND Base

Raynes Park High School: Special Educational Needs and Disability.

The SEND department at Raynes Park High School ensures students with special educational needs or a disability are able to access the curriculum, learn and succeed to their full potential. 

The new facility, launched this year, provides appropriate teaching areas and facilities enabling  qualified staff to offer a wide range of support such as numeracy and literacy booster classes, social and emotional skills development or training for visually impaired students. 

We strive to ensure every student has the support and confidence to feel safe, learn and achieve to the best of their ability. It is expected that the students will largely attend mainstream classes with their peer group with an appropriate level of classroom support to facilitate their learning.  In some cases, students are withdrawn from some mainstream lessons as and when necessary.

Students with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) work closely with a trained Learning Support Assistant (LSA).  Strong positive working relations and trust are built up over time both with the student and parents/carers.  This promotes effective  ongoing communication that ensures all parties are working together to achieve the same goals. Ongoing review and assessment of need is shared with class teachers and other agencies so that the learning is tailored to the needs of the individual and the appropriate level of classroom support is in place. 

A number of students who do not qualify for an EHCP receive SEND support, particularly in Key Stage 3, to ensure students have the appropriate foundation of skills to support success at GCSE and beyond.

EHCP applications are handled by the Local Authority and the school, working in partnership with the parents/carers. From Year 5, parents are invited to the SEND department as part of the process of stating a school preference.  

If you have any questions or would like to visit please contact the school.

Mr S Hughes

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo)

shughes@raynespark.merton.sch.uk

Tel:  020 8879 4839

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