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St Albans Girls' School

Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEN/D)

​​​​​​At St Albans Girls' School it is our aim that all students achieve their potential regardless of the barriers there may be to learning. We are passionate about the support we offer to SEN/D students and they in turn reward us by achieving above and beyond expectations.

Click to view our SEN/D policy and SEN Information Report and Local Offer.

Our aims are based on the 2015 SEN/D Code of Practice which can be found at www.gov.uk. At St Albans Girls' School we aim to:

  • promote Independence amongst students with SEN/D, providing them with strategies to overcome barriers to success
  • use a child centred approach and work closely with parent and carers in tailoring support to an individual child's needs
  • ensure high quality first teaching from all teachers 
  • provide appropriate additional support so that all children with SEN/D can achieve their potential

The Learning Support Department

The Team 
Role Staff Member
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) Mrs Smith

Assistant SENCO 

Key Worker Years 7 and 8

Mrs Elliott-Brown

Higher Level Teaching Assistant and ASD lead  - Key worker Year 11

Ms Fletcher
Teaching Assistant - Key Worker Year 11 Mrs Robinson
Teaching Assistant - Key worker Year 10 Ms Hinson
Teaching Assistant - EAL Key worker Mrs Hewit
Teaching Assistant - Literacy Intervention Mrs Kent
Cover Supervisor - Key Worker Post 16 Mrs Stevenson
Teaching Assistant - Key worker Year 9 Ms Hollington
Teaching Assistant - Key worker Year 7 Ms Jenkinson

 The role of the Teaching Assistant is varied.  They may support identified students within the classroom, work with small groups of students, assist with the physical demands of the curriculum e.g. movement between and within classrooms as well as supporting extra-curricular learning and educational visits. They also play an important role as Key Worker for targeted students who we feel need more focused monitoring.

Support Offered:
  • Key worker for targeted students
  • Target setting with all SEND students (see page in Student Planner)
  • Student Profiles for all students - produced with the student to promote student voice
  • 1:1 support for targeted students
  • Home Learning club 3.20 – 4.30pm Mon-Thurs – LSA’s – Rm 15
  • Interventions – Lexia, Word Shark
  • Breakfast Club 8 – 8.30am to provide support at the start of each day
  • Social skills Clubs - Budz Club, Young Carers, Culture Club, Gardening Club, Board Games Clubs
  • Lunchtime Spelling and Reading Clubs 
  • Key skills classes  as part of the curriculum (KS4)
  • English and Maths interventions at Key Stage 3

Education Health Care Plans

If your son/daughter has an Educational Health Care Plan then appropriate provision will be put in place to ensure they are fully supported. If you are a prospective parent  of a student with an EHCP then all admissions to schools must be through the SEND Team in your local authority.

Get in touch

Mr P O'Neill, Business Manager

Sandridgebury Lane

St Albans

Hertfordshire

AL3 6DB

01727 853134