How does the school ensure it caters effectively for those students with individual needs?

  • At Aylesbury High School we strive to support all students to enable them to achieve their potential at school. Quality teaching is vital: however for some students there are occasions during their school life when additional support may be needed to help them to achieve their targets.
  • We promote inclusion to include children/young people with special educational needs or disability (SEND) both inside the classroom and during extracurricular activities and trips.
  • Risk assessments are carried out and procedures are put in place to enable all students to participate as far as possible.
  • Teaching staff are given training on strategies to use in the classroom with students who have specific needs.
  • The SEND provision at Aylesbury High School is on an individual needs basis. In line with national guidance provision is graduated into three types of response:

First Referral

                            Second Referral                          

Third Referral

First Referral interventions are those put in place by the class teacher as part of good teaching practice. This may include the student’s seating position, groupings, giving scaffolding to help with particular work, certain types of questioning, adjustments to homework, adjusting the task, environment or level of support to meet the student’s needs.

Second Referral interventions are those offered at subject department level e.g. attendance at a maths lounge, a subject buddy.

Third Referral interventions include input from the Additional Needs Coordinator (SENDCo), Student Welfare Coordinator and/or external agencies such as the Educational Psychology Service, Specialist Teaching Service etc. At this stage students would be placed on the SEND list. Parents are contacted and kept informed of all support at the third referral.