The School's Learning Development department works closely with students' previous schools to ensure a smooth and successful transition to Warlingham School 

SENCO - Mrs T Needs, Assistant Headteacher

We collect SEND information, attend annual reviews where appropriate and visit pupils at their primary schools.  We also offer extra transition sessions before the induction days for more vulnerable students.

In Key Stage 3 we support pupils in a variety of ways.  We use 'Turnabout' to help students develop their memory skills and introduce Read and Write Gold to aid the majority of Year 7 students.  We also have Lexia which supports literacy development. This takes place during registration for identified students and should be supported at home.  We offer literacy support to small groups of students, reducing time in Modern Foreign Language lessons.  We run transition and social skills groups during Year 7, as well as identify pupils who need a higher level of support to develop their reading and spelling skills.  These pupils will be withdrawn in a small group once a week over an agreed period of time (usually six weeks).  A handwriting programme is available for home use, supported by the department. 

In Key Stage 3 it is the class teacher’s responsibility to ensure that if a student needs extra time that this is arranged, either during the following lesson, or adapt the marks to take their needs into account.

Setting in Maths and English means that students are taught in smaller groups, with extra support available. We run an after school homework club where extra adult support is available. This takes place in the Learning Resource Centre.  A lunchtime club is available for identified students.  Students who are anxious have access to the Bridge before school and at break and lunchtimes.  We offer some learning mentoring, listening and counselling where appropriate.

In Key Stage 4 we have the option of extra lessons in Learning Development..  Pupils will have 2 to 3 hours per fortnight and during this time they have the opportunity to develop study skills, do extra work for English and Maths, as well as completing a level 1 and 2 Health and Safety in the Workplace qualification (through the British Safety Council).  Some of the work will be accredited by The Prince’s Trust.  We continue to support in the classroom as well as offering 1-1 support where necessary.  Students are regularly assessed for exam concessions and these are put into place by the Learning Development team in Key Stage 4. 

In Key Stage 5 we offer a small amount of in class support and some 1-1 work.

SEND Publications:

To read or download our SEND Policy COVID-19 update click here 

To read or download our SEND Information Report please click here

To read or download our SEND Support Provision Map please click here

To read or download our Accessibility Plan please click here

Our SEND Policy can be found on the Policies webpage

SEND local offer frequently asked questions (FAQs) click here