Welcome to Inclusion

Supporting students with Disabilities and Special Educational Needs:

At the Radcliffe School, we believe that all children can achieve good grades.  Students are helped to achieve this by personalised and targeted support strategies in all lessons.  Our ethos is to provide additional support in the classroom to those students who need it to improve the rate of progress they make.  This support can be as simple as providing a list of key words and definitions to providing specific coloured overlays to help Dyslexic children read.  All teaching staff work hard to differentiate learning to provide challenge to all students in every lesson.  Teachers also work very closely with Teaching Assistants to plan and provide resources to enable all students to make progress.  Any student who appears on the SEN register will be monitored carefully every term and parents are sent a Provision Map which gives details of additional support your child will have access to.  We endeavour to work closely with our parents and believe that students make the best progress when home and school work closely together. Please see our Local Offer here.

We are proud of our inclusive ethos and offer support in a range of ways:

The Additionally Resourced Provision (The Base):
This opened in September 2010 and is a mainstream department specialising in supporting students with Social Communication Difficulties in particular students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.  This provision can support up to 15 students.  Places are allocated through the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) process where it has been deemed appropriate for a student to be placed in a specific department by the Local Authority.  Students are well supported by the Base Team to fully engage and integrate in the Mainstream Curriculum whilst providing a nurturing environment when students need it.  The provision supported by the school’s Speech and Language Therapist.


The Inclusion Team

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The Heads of House and SENCos work closely with the CTLs to ensure all students’ learning needs are met.


The Inclusion Team: Who they are:

  • Deputy Head Teacher: Mrs P. Lawson

  • SENCo: Miss K Johnson

  • Speech & Language Therapist: Mrs G. Mistry

  • Lead Teaching Assistant: Ms J. Palmer

English as an Additional Language Support:

  • EMAC: Mrs M. Tumilty

  • Teaching Assistant: Mrs N. Makwana

The Additionally Resourced Provision (The Base)

  • Teaching Assistant: Ms J. Palmer

  • Teaching Assistant: Mrs N. Masom

  • Teaching Assistant: Ms A. Caplli

  • Teaching Assistant: Miss N. Chapman

  • Teaching Assistant: Mr N. Cook

  • Teaching Assistant: Miss A. Hewitt

  • Teaching Assistant: Miss C. Jones

  • Teaching Assistant: Ms L. Laerke

  • Teaching Assistant: Mr B. Mussen

  • Teaching Assistant: Mrs K. Pattinson

  • Teaching Assistant: Mrs K. Roberts

  • Teaching Assistant: Mrs B Divecha

Curriculum Teaching Assistants:

  • Maths: Ms T. Mason & Mrs K. Pollock

  • English: Mrs E. Wreaves & Miss S. Reed

  • Science: Mr K. Abbas & Mrs G. Callow

  • Humanities: Mrs C. Bailey

  • Languages: Mrs J. Stanley

  • Design and Technology: Mrs McGarry

  • Vocational: Mrs H. O’Dea

  • Performance: Miss S. Harris

Learning Support:

  • PLC Manager: Mr A. Rosier

  • Learning Mentor: Mrs N Carter

  • Teaching Assistant: Mrs L. Lockwood

  • Teaching Assistant: Mr S. Barby

  • Teaching Assistant: Miss L. Cameron

  • Family Support Worker: Mrs V. Hole


Additional Support

All additional support is designed to support the teaching and learning that goes on in the classroom.


Additional Support Teams

  • There are many different ways children are supported across the school. We aim to provide most support in the classroom, but there may also be small group work outside of normal lessons and after school. All support is aimed to help students make good progress.

  • All provision is recorded and communicated to staff and parents through a Provision Map which is reviewed termly.

  • Curriculum TAs work in each curriculum area to support student progress by assisting planning and producing resources and in-class support.

  • All TAs are involved in delivering Phonics and SEAL small group sessions outside of their normal curriculum area.

  • Curriculum TAs also support Homework Club after school Monday-Thursday 3pm-4pm