COVID 19 Update for students with an EHCP:

The government continues to update its guidance to schools and as such we wish to continue to offer places in school to students with an EHCP.

We are proud of all our students and how they continue to cope with the disruption the epidemic is causing. We are also acutely aware of how school can provide support and security as well as respite for a great number of families. The school has already put in a number of measures to ensure that students are safe and as such we would encourage all students on an EHCP to attend school.

If your child is unable to attend school please keep in regular contact with the SEND team check and the weekly SEND news posted on the website with additional hints and tips. In addition you might have noticed the new link to weekly ELSA topics.

Keep Safe,

Tom Nolan

SENCo: Tom Nolan
The Clarendon Academy,
Frome Road,
BA14 0DJ

At Clarendon we aspire to create a truly inclusive learning environment which enables all our students to make progress and become happy, confident young adults.

When a student has a special educational need, we ensure that all teachers are aware of these needs and strategies in our secure, internal online database.

If a student has a specific educational need, we also offer a range of different interventions which help us target their individual needs. Students are selected for these interventions based on their needs, data collected from literacy screeners and from teacher feedback.

They include;

· ELSA (Emotional Literacy) intervention

· Toe by Toe reading intervention

· Targeted Maths Intervention

· 1:1 mentoring

· A Peer mentoring scheme

· A Basic Literacy Intervention

· THRIVE mental health sessions

· Targeted Spelling Intervention

· Speech and Language Intervention

· Physio for students with physical impairment needs

If you have any concerns about your child and wish to have a meeting or some advice, please contact Ms Bryant the SENCo, or from October 2019, Mr Nolan who will be SENCo whilst I am on maternity leave.

Thank you

Miss Bryant


Transition to Secondary School


The Clarendon Academy SEND Team:

Tom Nolan – SENCo

Sophie Bryant – SENCo

Claire Harrall – TA

Jean Smith – TA and Parent Contact for students with Autism

Sue Mears – Springboard Coordinator

Alison Yeoman – TA

Jack Dixon – TA

Nick Banks – Physical Impairment TA

Leilah Rose – Physical Impairment TA

Lisa Maidment – Maths Intervention

Sheriann Eedle – Learning Centre teacher

For all of our SEND news:

Useful Links:
Detailed below is a list of helpful links and information that we think might be of use to you if your child has any special educational needs. If you are aware of any other useful websites, please let us know and we will try to include a link to them.


Local Offer SEND
SEND Information Report
SEND Information Report 2019 – 20
Information for Schools and Parents
Tips For Parents – Helping Students with Dyslexia