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 Inclusion) 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 Inclusion team is here to provide help, encouragement and additional teaching to students who have been identified as having special educational needs or disabilities.  Inclusion 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.

Position Contact
Head of Faculty (SENCO) Mrs S Bendall
SEND Manager Mrs S Davis
Senior Teaching Assistants Mrs J Goodwin
Inclusion Administrators Mrs M Stacey
  Mrs S Macro

KS5 / KS4 / Foundation

We work 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 Inclusion 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.  

Maiden Erlegh School - Examination Access Procedures 2017/18

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

The SEND Information Report and Policy can be found on our Key Policies page.

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