Tel: 01442 404333
Student Absence Line: 01442 404340
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pdf document Home School Agreement


Learning Support

SEN Coordinator: Mr Sam Carter
Senior Learning Support Assistant: Mrs N Barnes.

The majority of your child's learning needs will be supported or addressed by high quality, differentiated teaching in the classroom. However, additional support can be provided by the Learning Support Department.

Our department offers advice and support for all students with additional learning needs. We have a committed team of Learning Support Assistants headed up by the SEN Coordinator and Assistant SENCo.

In addition, all teachers are informed of a student’s SEN by the SENCo via the SEN Register and Student Information Sheets.

What we offer:

One-to-one or small group reading and spelling tuition Numeracy Tuition
Small group literacy support Social skills group work
Self-esteem group work In class support by experienced Learning Support Assistants
Educational assessment by SENCo Assessment for exam access arrangements
Lunch Club – a place to come to Homework Club
Modified large print for visually impaired (VI) students Computing technology

If you think your child may have a special educational need please ring the school on 01442 404333 and ask to speak to Mr Carter. Any complaints with regard to SEND provision should be made in accordance with the School's Complaints Policy.

pdf documentThe Cavendish School statement on high quality provision and outcomes for children and young people with SEND.


Ofsted say:

"The support for disabled students and those who have special educational needs is managed well. There are detailed arrangements to identify students' individual learning needs on joining the school, and support staff are well trained in helping students to improve their reading, writing and number skills. The impact of this support is monitored carefully."


"Disabled students and those who have special educational needs achieve well in lessons. Teachers monitor their progress carefully and plan tasks that are well matched to their individual learning needs. Teaching assistants are well trained and show good skills in questioning students and explaining ideas."


Ofsted, May 2015


Executive Headteacher: Mr Gary Lewis
Warners End Road, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3DW
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