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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

The school’s Mission Statement ‘Aspire, Grow, Succeed’ is at the heart of all we do. We have the highest of expectations of each and every student to secure the best outcomes for our young people. We work in partnership with students, their parents/carers and a range of professionals from Education, Health and Social Care to implement the SEND Code of Practice (January 2015).

We are committed to providing high quality teaching and learning which meets the needs of every individual. Our inclusive school is able to offer comprehensive support by highly qualified staff for students with a range of needs. Staff are trained to support and guide very specific individual care needs in a school building which was designed to meet a wide range of accessibility requirements. Every curriculum team has a nominated SEND Champion to pay particular attention to the learning needs and progress of these students and a team of skilled teaching assistants deliver effective support both in lessons and in targeted interventions.

The SEND Hub provides a central place where students can seek support and advice, build friendships, develop new skills and join a range of club activities. Hub Ambassadors take an active role as student leaders in the management of this provision and Hub members welcome the wider school community as visitors to this facility where inclusion, safety and the well-being of young people is paramount.

All SEND is overseen and managed by the Senior Leadership Team and is co-ordinated by the Curriculum Leader for SEND. The Senior Leadership Team evaluate all special needs provision on a regular basis throughout the year and report to the school governing body on how individual needs are being met and on how special needs funding is being spent. A peer review conducted in March 2017 by colleagues from Temple Moor High School and Cockburn School found that “The Headteacher has a clear vision of high aspiration and progress for all which is supported by all staff.”

Parents may be interested in reading the school’s SEND policy and SEND Information Report which further explains our provision. School policies, which can be found on the policies section of this website, reflect our commitment to inclusion, safety and the well-being of children.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for further information.

SEND Student Voice
"Thank you for making my daughter's first year with you such a good one. We are impressed with how she has settled in and grown as a person throughout the year"
- Year 7 Parent
"Safe, Supportive, Diverse"
- Local Authority Representative
“Great opportunity to meet staff and gain greater depth of my child’s achievement”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
"A great learning environment; light, bright and spacious classrooms, clean and well organised."
- Prospective Parent
“Clean, bright, vibrant learning space”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"I have observed behaviour that illustrates strong team bonds between teams within the school; again another positive feature about the school culture engendered"
- Parent
"I am so pleased with the School Gateway app. Every day I can see any achievement and behaviour points my daughter gets and she knows that I’ll discuss it with her; it encourages her to do well."
- Year 8 Parent
“It was good to speak to his form tutor and hear about what is happening in class”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
"An open and welcoming atmosphere - very useful being allowed to look at teaching and learning"
- Prospective Parent
“Friendly staff, well-behaved kids”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"I have observed behaviour that illustrates strong team bonds between teams within the school; again another positive feature about the school culture engendered"
- Parent
"I applaud the focus on rewarding good behaviour. My son feels appreciated and recognised at Allerton Grange; we're all so proud."
- Year 8 Parent
“Excellent feedback, we’re very happy with progress so far”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
"The reward and behaviour system is clear, well enforced and has positive results!"
- Parent
"An inclusive school that is focused on providing the best education for its students"
- Prospective Parent
“Excellent facilities, improving school”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"Very impressed with the sports facilities"
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
“Impressed with the consistent enthusiasm of the teaching staff when discussing feedback”
- Year 7 Parent on Parents' Consultation Evening, October 2018
"Staff are passionate and committed to developing and improving"
- Parent
"Pupils look smart and are well engaged in their lessons"
- Prospective Parent
“I especially liked the Science and Maths departments”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
“Driven leadership, confident pupils. Staff friendly and open to discussing subjects and needs of my child”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
"So pleased that both my children are at a school, where the performing arts (and other arts) are such a priority."
- Parent
"Fantastic student ambassadors who are a credit to the school."
- Prospective Parent
"Strong leadership and motivation with an emphasis on progress"
- Parent
“Welcoming staff, friendly, confident students and excellent facilities”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018
“Great facilities. Dedicated and enthusiastic staff”
- Prospective Parent, September 2018