Special Educational Needs

At Cape Cornwall School, we are extremely proud of our special educational needs provision and the opportunities and support given to our students with additional needs so that they can experience success, achievement and fulfilment during their time at our school. We are committed to offering an education that ensures the best possible progress and outcomes for all of our students whatever their needs or abilities and prepare them for happy and successful lives at and beyond Cape Cornwall School.

The Cape Cornwall School SEN team is an experienced, flexible and proactive team who are always striving to meet the needs of our learners and go above and beyond in the support of our students. This may be our targeted interventions in English and Maths, additional before school and after school support, ASD and Dyslexia mentoring, Social Skills interventions, Nurture provision and support within the classroom.

The first stage of support is always high quality teaching within the classroom with practices designed to support all learners such as information retrieval exercises, assessment for learning, chunking of information, knowing all learners, providing resources to support and use of metacognition and modelling. If students then need further support this could then be targeted support such as use of the SEN team within lessons, technology, interventions or for higher needs students, it could be via specialist support from teaching assistants or external specialists.

Our SEN team is led by our SENDCO, Mrs Julie Marsh and our Deputy SENDCO Sarah Jackson. The team is formed from teaching assistants who have specialist areas of expertise such as Autism, Dyslexia, social and emotional health, working memory and Dyscalculia.

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