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The Norwood School

Special Educational Needs

Provision for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

The Norwood School promotes inclusion and challenges discrimination. Staff and Governors recognise that pupils of all ability levels and backgrounds are entitled to, and shall receive provision suitable for their individual learning and welfare requirements. To assist with this the Learning Development, Inclusion and Special Needs Faculties support individuals with academic, social and emotional barriers to learning. The school prides itself on providing all students with quality first teaching, which provides a creative and diverse curriculum for all, tailored to the needs of the individual.

Pupils with Special Education Needs are pupils judged to have one or more of the following needs:

  • Cognition and Learning
  • Communication and Interaction
  • Physical and/or Sensory
  • Social, Emotional or Mental Health

At The Norwood School we strive to:

  • Ensure that all pupils have access to a broad, balanced and rich curriculum that results in the highest possible outcomes for all pupils.
  • Provide a differentiated curriculum appropriate to the individual’s needs.
  • Ensure the identification of all pupils requiring SEN provision as early as possible.
  • Ensure that SEN pupils take as full a part as possible in all school activities.
  • Ensure that parents of SEN pupils are kept fully informed of their son/daughter’s progress and attainment.
  • Ensure that all SEN pupils are involved where practical, in decisions affecting their future SEN provision.

The SEN/Inclusion Departments fulfil the following roles:

  • Provides support to pupils with a Statement of Special Educational Need or Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans.
  • Offers access to outside agencies where appropriate/necessary, and is responsible for making referrals to other agencies as and when required. These include, but are not limited to Speech and Language Therapy, Educational Psychologist, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Occupational Therapy, Specialist Literacy providers, and Social Services.
  • Utilises specific assessments to assess needs and concerns.
  • Supports students returning to school after periods of illness and trauma.
  • Provides accurate information to aid subject specific additional learning requirements.
  • Organises and oversees examination and assessment support and concessions.
  • Offers Precision Teaching to identified pupils.
  • Provides learning support assistance within lessons. Where this takes place priority is given to:
  1. Pupils with a Statement of Special Educational Needs/EHC Plan
  2. Some pupils with complex needs
  3. Pupils that may have suffered/be suffering trauma or difficulties outside of school
  4. Subject specific support throughout the school and sixth form
  • Offers mentoring to pupils in need of close guidance regarding their behaviour both in and outside of school.

The Norwood School values all pupils equally and strives to help all pupils make the best possible progress and achieve the best possible outcomes in relation to their own ability during their time at the school.

Contacts in SEN Faculty:

020 8670 9382 Ext 270

  • SENCo – Ms Lalji
  • Deputy SENCo – Ms Gibson

Contacts in Inclusion:

Mr J Cox Designated Safeguarding Lead


Dr O’Brien -Coker Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


Ms Janene Rose Child Protection Officer


Greenhouse - Ms Edith Imafidon and Mr Morgan  Child Protection Officers