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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

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. They are trained in the needs and support strategies for autism (ASC), specific learning difficulties (SpLD), dyspraxia/DCD (Developmental coordination disorder), ADHD, speech, language and communication (SLCN), physical disabilities (PD), hearing and visual impairment (HI, VI), complex needs including medical needs, social, emotional and mental health (SEMH). 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.

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.

IEN Team Lead


IEN Team Lead


IEN Team Lead

Mental Health

IEN Team Lead

Safeguarding and Welfare

Family Support


Caroline Farrell Faye Davies Stef Parkins Simon Owen Linda Gould

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