SEND Offer

The list below are some examples of the things we offer; it isn’t exhaustive and depends on individual pupil’s circumstances.

We offer:

  • Quality first teaching by subject specialists who are given accurate information about the individual needs of the pupils in their class
  • A curriculum to match individual needs
  • Access to ICT or specialist equipment
  • In-class support from Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) for identified pupils with SEND
  • Catch-up programmes in literacy following Ruth Miskin 'Fresh Start' programme and online literacy interventions including 'Power-Up'
  • One to one or small group work
  • Homework support
  • Access to a ‘key worker’ LSA
  • Extra support from external services e.g. specialist teachers, Educational Psychologists etc.
  • Access to screening for dyslexia
  • Individual and small group support for anger management and behaviour modification from our Behaviour Learning mentor who is also a qualified Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA)
  • For pupils who qualify for additional government grant (called Pupil Premium) who are in the Magdalen College School ‘Focus Group’, access to 1:1 support from our Focus Group Learning Mentor
  • Curriculum support lessons for Key Stage 4 students who opt for study support instead of a fourth GCSE option
  •  A supervised lunch and break club for vulnerable pupils
  • Support for pupils in exams with access arrangements for those who meet the criteria set by the Joint Council for Qualifications
  • Meetings with feeder Primary Schools to discuss year 6 pupils with SEND.
  • Extended transition – ‘Fact Finder Day’ for pupils in year 6 and support in transition to Post 16


In addition to work with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities, the Inclusion Faculty also leads on our work with the Pupil Premium and Catch-up Programs