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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 (inc. 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

Information about the local authority’s Local Offer of services and provision for children and young people with special educational needs and disability can be found on Hertfordshire’s website:  http://www.hertsdirect.org/services/healthsoc/childfam/specialneeds/ 

The Learning Support Department

The Team  
Role Staff Member
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) Mrs Smith
Assistant SENCO Ms Messingham
Teaching Assistant/ Exams Access Co-ordinator Ms Fletcher
Teaching Assistant/ Learning Mentor Ms Hinson
Teaching Assistant Ms Males
Teaching Assistant Ms Restell
Teaching Assistant Ms Vick
Teaching Assistant Mrs Kent
SEND Administrator Mrs Abbott

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:
  • TA Support for students, as needed
  • Student Spotlight Profiles for all students - produced with the student to promote student voice
  • 1:1 support for students assessed as needing this specialist provision
  • Specific Interventions

Education Health Care Plans

If your child 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

HR Department

Sandridgebury Lane

St Albans

Hertfordshire

AL3 6DB

01727 853134