Students with special educational needs benefit from both expert differentiation in the classroom and from an experienced and knowledgeable team of teaching assistants. Our TAs are 'attached' to subject departments and specialise in both multi-sensory teaching techniques and subject knowledge up to GCSE level. As well as addressing students' needs in the classroom, we can also met these through bespoke programmes. Support is tailored to meet individual needs using a variety of techniques that are structured and cumulative to ensure knowledge is embedded.
The majority of support is classroom-based, but occasionally students are withdrawn to undertake specialist programmes and study support in our learning support centre, known as 'The Loft'. We support to develop independence, preparing our young people for the wider world and ensuring they establish the confidence to take on the challenges life presents.
You can read the full details of our SEN policy in our policies section.
Salesian School now hosts The Cullum Centre, a centre built in partnership with Surrey County Council and the National Autistic Society to provide education opportunities for up to 20 young people with autism. This builds on our considerable experience supporting students with a wide range of additional needs, including those on the autistic spectrum. You can read more about this on our Cullum Centre page.