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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

At North Leamington School we have a fabulous team who support students with a range of additional needs. Our facilities and resources are extensive, and we are very proud of our provision. The IEN (Individual Educational Needs) Faculty team of Learning Support and Nurture provision staff provide teachers and students with advice, help and support to enable all students to learn effectively. We work closely with specialist SEND teachers, speech and language therapist, educational psychologists, occupational therapists, physios and other professionals.

All interventions are tailored to individual need and are based on a graduated four-part cycle (assess, plan, do, review). Through this cycle, actions are reviewed and refined as understanding of a student's needs and the support required to help them secure good outcomes increases. Parent and student view is always important to us in planning our provision and support for our students.

“Overall, we have been very happy with our son’s experience at NLS. The SEND team have been fantastic and could not have offered a smoother transition for him He looks forward to his IEN sessions and I have found staff to be very approachable and helpful with any questions I have had.”  Parent

NLS have bought into an exciting approach to support all students ‘thrive’ whilst on their school journey. The Thrive Approach has evolved during the last 25 years, providing those who work with children and young people with the knowledge, skills and tools to optimise social and emotional development. Specific individual students at North Leamington School will be assessed by our Lead Practitioner and receive intervention as appropriate according to their action plan. 

A copy of the Code of Practice can be found here

Key Personnel

IEN Faculty Leader and SENCo Julie McBride
IEN Team Lead SEND Caroline Farrell
IEN Team Lead Nurture Faye Davies
IEN Team Lead Mental Health Stef Parkins
IEN Team Lead Safeguarding and Welfare Simon Owen
IEN Lead Family Support Dina Mistry

Teaching Assistants

Chander Ahluwalia TA3
Melissa Burrows TA1
Lucie Butler TA2- VI/HI
Sarah Compton TA3 (P/T)
Evelyn Cox TA2
Sarah Entwistle TA2 - PP/SEND
Alex Hernandez TA2 (P/T)
Paulene Highley TA2
Karen Howard TA3 (P/T)
Anne Knight TA2- Medical
Faye Lindsay TA1 (P/T)
Corri-Danielle Mancini TA1
Sharon O'Donnell TA2- SALT
Jemma Phillips-Grant HLTA- Maths (P/T)
Hayden Proctor TA1
Dante Saxton-Knight TA1
Helen Shelton EAL Coordinator/ TA3
Katie Travell TA2 - Welfare
Joe Woodruff TA1
William Yates TA1

Contact the team at

View our Send Policy and Information Report

View our Accessibility Plan

The Local Offer

The Local Offer tells you what support is available for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) and/or disabilities, and their families. Warwickshire's Local Offer for SEND brings together information about education, health and care services for children and young people from 0 to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities.  It can be accessed here


Warwickshire SENDIAS (Special Education Needs Information Advice and Support Services) supports parents and carers of all Warwickshire children with special educational needs and disabilities, from 0 to 25 years of age. 

It is a free, confidential and impartial service for parents and carers, children and young people up to 25 years. They also provide this independent advice directly to young peoples aged 16 to 25 years with a SEND.