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Hampstead School

Achievement Support (SEND)


SENDCO (Additional Needs Coordinator) Debbie Rose - Deputy SENDCO KS3
Maria Mora Blanco - Deputy SENDCO KS4
Link Governor Mr P Stratton

Achievement Support Faculty (SEND)

What we aim to do:

It is our aim to support students with developing the skills necessary to become active members of the wider community. We will provide expert support and resources for students with Additional Needs (AN) to fulfil their potential. All of our interventions are outcome focussed, measurable and comparable.

Keys Stages 3, 4 and 5 Curriculum and Assessment:

All of the literacy interventions are based on the foundation skills of spelling, punctuation and grammar. Writing skills, speaking and listening skills, confidence development, ambition and motivation levels are fundamental considerations when planning schemes of work.


Some of the Key Skills

Targeted Specialist level of intervention

  • phonics and spelling programmes
  • Reading development
  •  Precision maths and Sam Learning
  • One to One specialist SEND support
  • social communication; vocabulary development; specialist Speech & Language support.
  • external agency support this can be the Educational Psychologist, the Occupational Health Team, Hearing Impairment Team, Visual impairment team, physiotherapists, Autism outreach team, CAMHS, Treehouse. Tavistock
  • expressive/receptive language skill development
  • support with medical and/or physical needs
  • family therapy
  • mentoring
  • flexible timetable

Word recognition

Turn taking


Extending vocabulary Appropriate verbal language

Analysing descriptive language

Active listening

Language for analysis

Following classroom routines

Appropriate body language


Task maintenance

Task completion

Writing in full sentences

Writing for meaning and purpose

Inference and comprehension

Map work – visual spatial awareness

Collating and summarising information


Interpreting statistical information

Critical evaluation

Decision making

Problem solving

Creative thinking

Public speaking

Identifying bias

Self-esteem and confidence


Emotional intelligence

Mental well-being

Targeted Group interventions

  • Reading development
  • Small group speech and language work
  • Modern Foreign Language withdrawal years 8 & 9
  • social communication group
  • speech and language group
  • Nurture groups
  • Small group withdrawal support (half termly)
  • Literacy group support 14 hrs a fortnight in year 7
  • Assistive technology

Universal Level of support

  • Quality First Teaching
  • Full differentiation of lessons
  • Double and triple staffed lessons
  • Listen EAR in class team teaching  to develop speaking and listening skills
  • Achievement for All School
  • Access Arrangements
  • Oracy across the curriculum

Useful References:


The law requires all local authorities to provide children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their parents/carers with information, advice and support.

Information Advice and Support (IAS) Services are confidential, free and operate at arms-length from your local council.

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