Queen Elizabeth School

QES SEND

Our Learning Support Department plays a very special role that’s right at the heart of our school. 

It includes a team of over 20 staff who are dedicated to supporting students in many ways, from one-to-one help to work with small groups. Our aim is to help students develop socially and emotionally, as well as academically, and to enjoy their time at QES. The documents found below will give more detailed information about what the department offers in terms of support and interventions.

SEND Policy and Terminology

SEND Policy

An updated policy including our commitment and principles, objectives, definitions, as well as SEND Roles and Responsibilities within school.

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SEND Terminology Explained

An explanation of commonly used words and abbreviations.

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Staff and Facilities

QES Learning Support – Our Staff SEND Policy

Names and photographs of the Learning Support team to help you familiarise yourself with our Staff.

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Learning Support Teaching Rooms and other Facilities

Information about the Learning Support rooms and facilities at QES.

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Transition from Primary to Year 7

Learning Support – Nurture Group and Transition

Information regarding our Nurture Group provision for students starting in Year 7.

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Intervention & Support

In Class Support

An outline of how students and class teachers are supported in-class by LSAs.

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Number Group

An intervention to support Year 7 who have weak numeracy skills.

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Handwriting Plus

An intervention offered to students in Year 7, 8 & 9 to help improve handwriting. 

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Homework Club

A lunch time club to help students with homework tasks.

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Personal Organisation

How Learning Support staff can encourage students to keep themselves organised to optimise their learning.

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Rationale for Literacy Intervention

Details of targeted literacy intervention for students in KS3 (Years 7,8 & 9).

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Specialist Curriculum

Entry Level Certificates

Entry Level Certificates Information about alternative qualifications ford=students in KS4.

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Numeracy and Literacy Plus

Numeracy and Literacy Plus is taught in Years 8and 9 to small groups of pupils. The programmes are designed to support the acquisition of the basic skills, knowledge and concepts of maths or literacy.

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Identification of SEND

Identification of SEND

A document to outline how the School seeks to identify and effectively support those pupils who have SEND.

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Partnership with Parents

Partnership with Parents

Students make the best progress when School and parents work together and communicate effectively, details of which are within this document.

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Exam Access Arrangements

Exam Access Arrangements

Exam access arrangements are implemented for students with SEND in Internal and Public exams.

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Reporting, Monitoring and Reviewing

Monitoring and Reviewing

An outline of how school will monitor the progress of a student once they have been added to the SEND register in school.

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Accessibility

Learning Support Accessibility

This document outlines the school’s philosophy and practical approach to creating an site which is accessible to all learners.

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Common Learning Difficulties

Detailed and useful information about some of the most common learning difficulties, including links to access further information.

Speech and Language Difficulties

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Hearing Impairment

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Visual Impairment

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Autism and Aspergers Syndrome

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Dyspraxia

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Cerebral Palsy

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Acknowledge & Close

Year 6 Open Evenings

We will be holding Open Evenings on the following dates:
  • Thursday 16th September
  • Wednesday 22nd September

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