Special Educational Needs Department
At The John Roan we believe it is important to bring out the best in all our students and for them to make outstanding progress. The SEN (Special Educational Needs) department works with all members of school staff to actively promote the development of students with Special Educational and additional needs.
Re: Changes to the Structure of the Designated Specialist Provision (DSP) and SEND Department
As the school develops its practices and makes improvements to teaching and learning, we are continuously reviewing our provision in order to ensure that we have structures, systems and staff in place to secure great outcomes for all students. We have undertaken an independent review, along with significant research, and analysed our current position considering our DSP and general SEND student outcomes.
The department, under the leadership of the SEN Co-ordinator (SENCO), aims to promote learning strategies and teaching approaches that allow these Special Education Needs and additional needs to be met. Support is given to teachers to enable them to provide appropriate challenges and opportunities for success for identified students. In addition, we help students to recognise and plan for their own progress.
The Teaching Assistants have specialist training in working with children who have specific learning difficulties. The team works with all school staff to identify and assess students’ needs, plan for these needs and put into practice appropriate identified strategies.
Available literacy and numeracy resources and specialist support in lessons is given as efficiently and effectively as possible. A wide variety of support is put in place depending on the needs of the child. This can range from individual and small group withdrawal sessions, with our specialist Teaching Assistants or our SEN teacher, to extra support in class.
Students can have Special Educational or additional needs throughout their schooling career or at specific points, and we work with all staff to support these students at all stages.
We understand that the transition process to a new school can be a daunting experience for any parent and we try to make this process as smooth as possible. If you have concerns about the support that will be available for your child once they move to The John Roan the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator would be more than willing to meet with you to answer any questions.
At The John Roan we have a Designated Specialist Provision (DSP) for Autism. The DSP caters for up to 16 students across KS3 and KS4 living primarily in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Parents or professionals who are considering a DSP placement should first consult with the Local Authority SEN department or the SENCo at their child’s current school.
Please find our SEN information report/school based local offer for 2020 - 2021 here
For Special Educational Needs (SEN) Co-Ordinator: Siobhan McCauley
(SENCO) Enquires to: Siobhan.McCauley@thejohnroanschool.org.uk
Or SEN contact: Sandrine Jacquet (Director of Inclusion) at: Sandrine.Jacquet@thejohnroanschool.org.uk