Special Educational Needs & Disability
SEN and Disabilities
We are an inclusive school and our Inclusion Department supports all students in achieving their potential. We do this through provision in class, or by targeted interventions to assist students with literacy, numeracy, social skills and behavioural needs. Inclusion staff regularly review students’ needs and study programmes to ensure that the appropriate support and interventions are in place.
Key Stage 3 Foundation Pathway
This programme supports students working at National Curriculum level 2 and 3 on transition from primary school. Students receive small group teaching to boost their literacy, numeracy and self-esteem.
Meet the SEND Team
- Mrs L Hood-Smith - Assistant Head (Inclusion). Lead for Looked After Children.
- Mrs Sammy Palfrey - SENCo. (Wednesday-Friday)
- Mrs Lauren Bartle - SENCo (Monday-Wednesday)
- Mr Sam Blencowe - Teacher of SEND
- Mrs R Begum / Mrs M Arnold - SEND Administrators
- Mrs Victoria Guntert - Senior Learning Support Assistant
- Learning Support Assistants - Mrs E Barnes, Miss A Fisekou , Mrs M Granado, Mrs L Khabazzi, Mrs S Singh, Miss M Warwick, Ms S Wieckowska, Mrs S Fink, Mrs A Khan, Miss L Cheetham and Ms T Kouzoupi
Inclusion in the Curriculum
Specialist course provision
Matthew Arnold School makes use of a variety of technologies to assist in allowing all students to access the curriculum. Notably, these include Chromebooks, whiteboards and voice recorders where needed.