At De Warenne, students with Special Educational Needs are fully included within our academy. Furthermore, we ensure that any student who requires additional support, for whatever reason, will be recorded according to the Code of Practice at School Action, or Statement level so that every student in the academy is fully supported to achieve their potential. 

The SENCO and the SEND team are responsible for providing support to other staff in the academy for students’ needs to be met. The nature of this support is specifically tailored and determined by the needs of the individual student or teaching group. The support may involve: LSA support in lessons, preparing differentiated resources, or advice from the SENCO. The SENCO will involve the students, their parents, their teachers and other necessary professionals in the planning of support. Educational Support Plans are shared with parents as we believe that our support at De Warenne is more effective when it is inclusive. 

We communicate with parents regularly through professional meetings, 1-2-1 meetings, via our SEND team, through school parents’ evenings and via School Comms. All students on the SEND register are allocated a keyworker and have an Educational Support Plan which is shared to all staff to ensure that all staff are involved in supporting our students. 

In addition to quality first teaching and classroom support, the academy offers a range of provisions and bespoke interventions to fully support pupils with additional needs in the library, Personalised Learning Centre and the Bridge areas. 

The SENCO also works closely with the local primary schools and the local authority to ensure that students are appropriately transitioned to us from our feeder schools.  

If you have any queries regarding SEND please email

Department Staff

Miss Caddy – SENCO – 01709 864001

Mrs Agar – Literacy Co-Ordinator

Miss Trussell – Reading Champion

Mrs Peacock – Bridge Manager

Mr Grayson – Personalised Learning Centre Manager

Miss Meese – Literacy Centre Manager (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)

Miss Philip – Higher Level Teaching Assistant (Wednesday and Thursday) and Literacy Centre Manager (Monday and Friday)

Mrs Kelly – Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mr Riches – Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Miss Hatton – KS4 Learning Support Assistant

Mrs Price – Learning Support Assistant

Mrs Lawson – Learning Support Assistant

Mrs Thorley – Learning Support Assistant

Mr Tredgett – Learning Support Assistant

Miss Goodwin – Learning Support Assistant (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)

Mrs Hooton- Learning Support Assistant (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)