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Special Educational Needs

At St Mary Magdalene Academy we actively seek to promote and enable the participation, on an equal basis, of all young people in education, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, background or prior attainment, and take into account individual needs. Inclusion relates to all aspects of school life, not just the academic curriculum. We aim to remove barriers to learning and participation and provide clear structures, close monitoring systems and outstanding teaching and learning experiences so that every child progresses and thrives.

Schools Information Report

This report answers some of the most frequently asked questions about the school and special educational needs. Read the report here.

Our commitment to Special Educational Needs

We are committed to meeting the needs of pupils with special educational needs and evaluating their progress, to ensure that they reach their full potential. In partnership with outside agencies, the SEN team supports pupils with special needs either through providing training and advice for teaching staff to ensure good progression in the classroom or by providing small group interventions such as the Fresh Start or The Lit Programme.

In addition, we have academic tutors to support pupils with their Maths and English in the run up to GCSEs.

At Key Stage 3 we have a specialised class where we tailor the curriculum for those with moderate learning difficulties. Small group teaching is heavily focused on literacy and numeracy, which are skills needed for pupils to succeed in classes and access the main curriculum higher up the Secondary School.

The SENCo is Ceinwen Gilmore. She can be reached on 020 7502 4725.