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Achievement Centre - SEND Provision

Maiden Erlegh is committed to a policy of inclusion and our aim is to overcome barriers to learning and make sure that the needs of all students are met.  At Maiden Erlegh the teaching, learning, achievements, attitudes and well-being of all students matters and we believe that all young people regardless of ability, need and behaviour are valued equally.

As a school, our priority is to provide high quality teaching and pastoral care and effective interventions.  The overwhelming majority of the school budget funds staff (Teaching Assistants, HLTAs, Senior Specialist Teaching Assistants and specialist administrative support for the Personalised Learning Faculty) and staff training for teachers and support staff to ensure this happens.  In addition, the school funds SENCO costs and provides additional resources as appropriate e.g. specialist IT and software, enlarged resources for visually impaired students.

The Achievement Centre, within the Faculty of Personalised Learning, is here to provide help, encouragement and additional teaching to students who have been identified as having special educational needs or disabilities.  Faculty staff provide appropriate support for students with special educational needs across the curriculum.  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 welfare.


We aim:-

  • To help every young person reach their full potential and optimise their self-esteem
  • To encourage the whole community to develop and demonstrate a positive attitude towards special educational needs and disabilities
  • To encourage and support young people to participate in all decision making processes in relation to their education and take their views are taken into account
  • To follow a graduated approach to Special Educational Needs where appropriate actions are matched to the needs and wishes of each young person
  • To support the students in building the skills and attributes to develop their independence
  • To promote equality and consideration for others
  • To celebrate student achievement
  • To develop social skills

In all of this work we aim to work as closely as possible with parents to complement the work they do in supporting their child towards these goals.


Head of Faculty (SENCO)                              Ms N McCaffrey

Achievement Centre Manager                       Mrs S Davis


Senior Teaching Assistants                           Mrs C Griggs

                                                                      Mrs J Goodwin 

                                                                      Mrs J Neale

                                                                      Mrs E Wheeler


Achievement Centre Administrators             Mrs E Preston

                                                                      Mrs M Stacey   

                                                                      Miss L Verlander


KS5 / KS4 / Foundation

The Achievement Centre works in conjunction with the school’s senior management team, pastoral teams and subject leaders in support of students on the SEND register. 

See links below for further details.


See links below for further details



We provide:-

  • Classroom support across the curriculum, where necessary
  • A calm, supportive environment for those needing support during unstructured times
  • An enhanced transition programme for those needing additional support with the move to secondary school
  • Lots of understanding and expertise

Extra-curricular Opportunities

The extra-curricular offered by the Achievement Centre are by invitation and in response to specific needs.

  • Confidence and Communication club
  • Handwriting club
  • Speech and language group
  • Motor Skills club

The Achievement Centre staff encourage our students to attend extra-curricular activities.  We also liaise and support the Activity Leaders, departments and pastoral teams, where we can, in support of our students accessing their activities.  


For further details, please see the school’s SEND Information Report and SEND Policy, plus our Examination Access Procedures, on the links below.

Maiden Erlegh School - Examination Access Procedures

SEND Information Report and Policy

Wokingham Borough Council Local Offer:


Achievement Centre Newsletters 2016-17

Issue 1

Issue 2

Issue 3

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