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Welcome to the Additional Educational Needs Faculty

Our Faculty strives to ensure that the Additional Educational Needs of all our students are met. We provide support to students with a range of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), English as an Additional Language (EAL) and students who have been identified as More Able. We aim to promote the opportunities and achievements of all in line with our whole school ethos. Liaison with staff and knowing our students is essential and with this in mind we meet the students before they join East Barnet in order to facilitate a successful transition to Secondary School.

Our Faculty is made up of 19 members of staff including:

  • 3 Learning Support Teachers,
  • 5 Higher Learning Support Assistants,
  • 9 Learning Support Assistants,
  • EAL Coordinator,
  • Lead Teacher for More Able Provision.

Our acting SENCO is Mrs S. Brennan who can be contacted through the school email address:

SEND Information Report 2017-2018Published November 2017

SEND Information Report 2016-2017Published November 2016

SEND Information Report 2015-2016 – Published February 2016

SEND Information Report 2014-2015 – Published February 2015

Whole School Provision Map

Identifying Students’ Needs

Information from students, parents, primary schools and teachers help us to decide on the level of support needed.

Delivering Support

Students are supported in curriculum lessons by Learning Support Assistants and our EAL Coordinator. Learning Support Teachers withdraw students for 1:1 work or to work in small groups and provide Literacy support in Years 7 and 8. They also team teach English and Maths in Year 7 and take Learning Support lessons in Years 10 and 11.

Exam Support

Students are assessed at the end of Year 9 to see if they meet the strict criteria for access arrangements. Applications are then made to the Examining Boards and students are informed by letter if their applications are successful.

Extra-curricular Activities

Homework clubs and break time and lunch clubs provide times for socialising and accessing support.

Further SEND Information

Please see the SEND policy, Managing Equality Policy, Disability Equality Scheme and The Admissions Criteria which can all be found here.

Barnet Special Education Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) Leaflet