|Inclusion Manager / SENCo||Mrs S. Harris|
|Deputy SENCo||Mrs M. Alexander-Boxall|
|EAL Coordinator||Ms W. Fareed|
Mayfield is an inclusive school. We believe that the possibility of every child needing intervention of some sort during their secondary school career is forever present. We therefore have a large Inclusion Faculty which provides a wide range of support.
This includes our provision for students with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) and for those with English as an Additional Language (EAL). Within our provision we are able to cater for pupils with a wide variety of learning needs being mindful to keep in line with the SEND Code of Practice (2015).
Please click below for the Special Education Needs & Disability (SEND) Local Offer:
the Inclusion faculty are committed to working with all families and the community in order to support our students in being the best that they can be. If a student identified as having SEND or EAL is not making their expected progress we offer targeted interventions as a faculty. These are offered additionally to what is available at a whole school level.
The support we provide in order to help students achieve include:
- Lexia (Phonics programme to develop reading ability)
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Support from teaching assistants
- Love Literacy- Literacy Intervention
- Maths Base- Numeracy Intervention
- Lunchtime and After school homework support
- The Zone- Lunchtime Social Interaction club
- One-to-one and group mentoring Outreach support from specialist teachers of Little Heath School, New Rush Hall School, Joseph Clarke (for the Visually Impaired) and Redbridge Service for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Children
In the EAL department we support students with integration into the school and culture through the teaching of English. Students are taught in small groups and sometimes on a one to one basis depending on the age and needs of each individual.
The department is staffed with three fully qualified Languages Teachers with a vast range of teaching experience.
Groups are taught according to the language needs they have rather than according to year group. This allows the teaching to be tailored to the needs of the students and allows for quicker progress. We adopt a multi modal approach to teaching English using computers, text books, video, audio, paired and group work. The focus is on developing speaking, listening and reading to a functional level in order for students to begin accessing the school curriculum.
The EAL department is developing pathways of learning and working closely with the SENCo to form a better system of identifying those students with EAL who may have SEND.
Home learning from within the faculty is set according to the needs and demands of the topic being covered. This can differ according to their proficiency of the English Language and the type and severity of SEND identified.
The Inclusion faculty offers an after school and lunch time facility for identified students requiring support with their home learning. This is held in a classroom fully equipped with a projector, work tables and a full suite of computers. Sessions are supervised by trained staff throughout the week.