At Edgbarrow, we provide for the individual needs of pupils. The Progress Department supports a wide range of pupils with a wide range of difficulties by identifying, assessing and assisting them throughout their school career or when they are in need of help. 

Key Staff

Ms Patel - Head of Progress (SENCO)
Mrs Leiba – SEN teacher 
Mrs Philip – SEN teacher
Mrs Cruickshank – SEN teacher
Mr Oliver - SEN teacher
Mrs Wilmot – Exams Access Coordinator/Specialist Assessor, HLTA
Mrs Dobson – Department Administrator

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 to 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.

Further information and details of support for students with special educational needs and disabilities are on the SEND Resources page

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


For further information regarding our Progress Department please contact:
Ms Patel