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 22 members of staff including 17 Learning Support Assistants, five Learning Support Teachers, EAL Coordinator, Lead Teacher for More Able Provision and Assistant. Our SENCO is Mrs J. Gillespie who can be contacted on the school email address, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEN Information Report 2016-2017 – Published November 2016
SEN Information Report 2015-2016 – Published February 2016
SEN Information Report 2014-2015 – Published February 2015
Identifying Students’ Needs
Information from students, parents, primary schools and teachers help us to decide on the level of support needed.
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.
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.
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.