Orleans Park School aims to ensure that all students are supported and are able to access all areas of school life including the taught curriculum, the assessment and examination system, and the extra curricular, social and sporting life of the school.
Year 5 families of a child with an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP), are you considering sending your child to Orleans Park School in September 2025?
If you have a child in Year 5 with an EHCP, and would like to have a tour of Orleans Park School, led by one of our senior members of the SEND Team, please request a tour place by clicking the link below.
Once requested, you will be automatically sent an EHCP Admissions Form to complete. Once we have received your completed form, the SEND Team will review and then confirm your place subject to meeting our criteria. Please note that requesting a place does not give an automatic booking confirmation.
For further information, please email our SEND Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Key SEND Personnel|
|Mrs L Lenferna||SENCo|
|Ms H Parkinson-McKevitt||Deputy SENCo|
|Ms B Rosie||SRP Manager|
|Ms C Stack||Learning Support Teacher|
|Ms A Malik||SEND Administrator|
|Ms E Stewart||Vice Chair of Governors / Link Governor - Inclusion|
|Ms K Miller||Parent Governor / Link Governor - Learning Support/SEND|
In our Learning Support Department, we are all fully committed to improving outcomes for our young people and reducing barriers.
We work with all school staff to ensure that learning in lessons and in all aspects of school life are accessible to every student. We work with the students themselves, building strategies to encourage them to be self-directed, independent and self-assured learners.
We provide in-class support for students with the highest needs, we do some work in intervention groups outside of lesson time. There is very little withdrawal from lessons however, as this is the most important aspect of school for all students.
Support at school is sometimes in the form of differentiated work, keeping on task or just having a safe person to turn to. Support can be given in the following ways:
|Precision Teaching||Reading / Spelling|
|Self-esteem Groups||Emotional Regulation Support|
|Exit / Movement Cards||Social Thinking Groups|
|Start/End of day check-ins||Safe Place / Person|
|Touch Typing||Lunch Queue Passes|
There are four areas of need outlined in the SEND Code of Practice. Students may have difficulties in one or more of these areas:
Communication and Interaction – this includes students who have speech, language and communication difficulties, slower processing difficulties and includes students with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC), also known as Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Cognition and Learning - students who have general learning difficulties or specific learning difficulties, such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia.
Physical and Sensory – students with visual and/or hearing impairments, or a physical need that can give rise to difficulties in accessing learning without appropriate support and equipment. A student may have difficulties with sensory processing, being under or over-sensitive or have difficulties with fine or gross motor skills.
Social, Emotional and Mental Health - A student may display behaviours such as having very low self-esteem or being very anxious. They may display challenging, disruptive or distressing behaviours or have difficulty in managing their relationships with other people. They may appear withdrawn or behave in ways that may hinder theirs and other student’s learning and/or have an impact on their health and wellbeing. Some students may have diagnoses such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attachment Disorder (AD).
We encourage all new prospective students and families to visit a variety of schools, to ensure a balanced perspective is given. The Learnig Support Department and Head of Year 7 work closely with primary schools and families to ensure a smooth transition to ensure specific needs can be well met.
Students with SEND are allocated places in line with our admissions policy.
For all initial SEND enquiries, please contact: