Special Needs & Inclusion

SEND at Magdalen College School

The Inclusion Faculty aims to ensure that the learning, social and emotional needs of all our pupils are met.  Within the Inclusion Faculty pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are enabled to access the curriculum. The types of support we offer vary depending on your child’s needs. For additional information, support and guidance please refer to our Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Policy.

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.
  • 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
  • Access to screening for dyslexia

How we support pupils with dyslexia