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Edgbarrow School

SEND - Progress


At Edgbarrow we are committed to providing an inclusive environment where every child receives high-quality teaching and pastoral care. We aim to overcome barriers to learning and to make sure that the needs of all learners are met. We take a whole school approach in our provision for students with special educational needs, with all staff sharing in the support of their disabilities, difficulties, learning and wellbeing. We expect that SEND students follow the same curriculum, learn alongside their peers and achieve similar outcomes.

Within our Progress Department, we are proud to have a team of highly skilled practitioners who provide quality support in the classroom, thereby ensuring effective SEND practice is embedded across the school. The content and sequencing of our targeted interventions are planned in line with the mainstream curriculum, with a particular focus on Literacy and Numeracy. These interventions offer opportunities to revisit and consolidate learning, thereby ensuring knowledge and skill retention and deep learning.

We are extremely proud of the outcomes our students achieve, the destinations they reach and how they develop as individuals during their time with us.

Individualised Approach
The department adopts an individualised approach to each child's difficulties and aims to work with teaching staff, the pastoral system and parents to help children accept their difficulties, learn to manage them independently and attain their potential. A staged system of support, which includes assistance from outside agencies if appropriate and regular target setting, monitoring and review, is implemented by an experienced team of Teachers and Learning Support Assistants.

Integrated Support
Much of the support given is within the normal classroom environment but occasionally pupils work in small groups or individually with specialist teachers. Pupils with Educational Health Care Plans are integrated into all aspects of the curriculum.

Key Staff

Ms Patel – Head of Progress and SENCO; SEND and Science Teacher
Mrs Hutchinson - Head of Inclusion
Mrs Wood – Second in Department; SEND and Maths Teacher; Qualified in SPELL Framework
Mrs Leiba – SEND; English and SALT Teacher; SPLD Specialist and Assessor; EAL Coordinator
Mrs Igoe - SEND Teacher; Nurture Group Lead
Mrs Benger - SEND Teacher; SPLD Specialist and Assessor
Mrs Wilmot – SPLD Specialist and Assessor; Access Arrangements Coordinator; HLTA; Mental Health First Aider 
Mrs Roberts – Social Skills and ASD HLTA; Hearing and visual impairment Coordinator
Mrs Dobson – Progress Department Administrator; HLTA
Mrs O'Rourke - Qualified ELSA practitioner 

For more information, including our SEND report, please view the documents below. 

Edgbarrow SEND Information Report 2023

Mainstream Schools' Local Offer 

Accessibility Plan

Personal Budgets for SEND: Choice and control for disabled children, young people and their families


Curriculum Intent

Our intent is to create an inclusive environment where barriers to learning are overcome ensuring SEND students can access the curriculum and learn alongside their peers to achieve similar outcomes. Through quality first teaching students will gain key skills and knowledge as well as increased independence and confidence equipping them for adulthood and the wider world.

Homework Intent

Homework is not set by the Progress Department. We support students to complete their homework for other curriculum areas through Curriculum Support lessons, 1:1s and Homework Club.


The school operates a banding system of 1-9 (9 being the highest band). On arrival at Edgbarrow each student will be given a target in each subject based upon their Key Stage 2 scores and baseline assessments. The band they are awarded at the end of the Key Stage is intended to be indicative of the grade they may achieve at GCSE. The bands given by mainstream teachers are considered by the Progress department when planning lessons and monitoring progress.

Summary Curriculum Plans


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Speech and Language (SALT)

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Social Skills

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Curriculum Intent

The aim of curriculum support is to provide students in Key Stage 4 with additional opportunities to develop their fundamental Literacy and Numeracy skills. Academic progress across the wider curriculum is also supported through opportunities for independent and guided study.

Our aim is to support subject teachers in ensuring our students make progress in Maths, English and across their option subjects. Lessons involve time to revisit work from the mainstream curriculum thereby consolidating learning to ensure skills and knowledge are retained in the long-term memory. Revision techniques and exam preparation are an integral part of these sessions.

Our pupils’ success will be recognised through increased confidence in their subjects. We also aim for students to have the key skills they require for all aspects of adulthood and engagement with the wider world.

Summary Curriculum Plans

Curriculum Support

Curriculum Plan 2023-24 Yr 10 & 11 - Curriculum SupportSocial Skills

Curriculum Plan 2023-24 Year 10 - Social SkillsCurriculum Plan 2023-24 Year 11 - Social SkillsASDAN 

Curriculum Plan 2023-24 Year 10 - ASDANCurriculum Plan 2023-24 Year 11 - ASDAN 


Summary Curriculum Plans

Curriculum Plan 2023-24 KS5 Curriculum Support 


It is our intent that pupils with special educational needs/disabilities (SEND) follow the same curriculum, learn alongside their peers and achieve similar outcomes. In addition, they may benefit from additional opportunities in the lessons and in the co-curricular activities that are arranged especially for them.


Co-curricular activities led by qualified staff, such as homework club and Progress PE club, allow our students to consolidate relevant skills which support their learning across the curriculum and promote confidence and mental and physical wellbeing.

Enrichment activities such as theatre trips, college visits and social skills trips create opportunities to develop independence and improved mental health and wellbeing.

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Progress Gardening Club

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Independent Study

Key Stage 3 & 4


www.mymaths.co.ukTimes Table RockstarsKerboodleGCSE PodStudents have individual logins for each of the above.


BBC BitesizeIXLFreericeGCSE PodEngliciousOak National AcademyYouTube - Mr BruffEnglish ClubBritish Council

View current revision material for Key Stage 4

Key Stage 5

View Reading Lists Year 12

SEND Resources

Courses and Events

GEMS - Autism & ADHD Support Service, including free courses and workshops - July dates still available.

GEMS 'Learn More' Animations

Parenting Special Children - Events

National Saturday Club - open to students of all abilities and will help to build skills and confidence

Online Safety

Special Needs Jungle -  Keeping children with SEND from getting 'lost in digital space'

Internet Matters - Connecting Safely Online. Online safety hub to empower young people with SENDChildnet STAR Toolkit - an online safety teaching toolkit for educators to deliver with young aged 11-16 with SEND

Information and Support Services

Local Services
BF Information, Advice and Support Service (IASS)BF Family Information Service (FIS)

Bracknell Parent Forum

Bracknell Forest EAL and Diversity 

Parenting Special Children - Diagnosis Support Service

Short Breaks Newsletter - SEN friendly days out and short break support

Autism Berkshire

Berkshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - CAMHS

Thomley Activity Centre - a recreational facility for disabled children, their families, friends, school and groups

National Services

Happiful - a magazine devoted to mental healthNystagmus Professional Perspectives video

National Autistic Society

ADHD and you

Tourettes Action

Dyspraxia Foundation 

HFT - supporting people with learning disabilities and their families

Kids - working with disabled children, young people and their families



For further information regarding our Progress Department please contact:
Ms Patel anita.patel@edgbarrowschool.co.uk