Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

The school supports the special and additional needs of our students in accordance with the SEND Code of Practice, the principles of Inclusion and the Every Child Matters agenda. The department is staffed by a SENCo, an administration assistant, part-time teachers, a lead learning support assistant and a team of learning support assistants. Support is offered in the following ways: Transition of pupils to secondary school

  • Tracking and monitoring of student progress
  • In-class support for students with special and/additional needs
  • Advice to staff, providing student information, strategies and support
  • Training for teachers and support staff on a range of special and additional needs
  • Examination access arrangements, including relevant literacy, screening and assessment
  • Lunch Club, including homework support
  • Social skills groups for selected students
  • Individual and small-group withdrawal programmes for selected students

– Advice and support for parents and carers

– External agency support for a range of students with additional needs


Further Contact Details:

SEND Co-ordinator:  Julie Johnstone

Get in touch with our Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENCO) by emailing SEND@aesessex.co.uk


Student Intervention Manager:  Dawn Jenkins


Childrens Bereavment Counselling


01708 476912


Drugs/Alcohol, E.P.Y.DAS/YDPAS

Anytime up to 7.30pm 114 Springfield Rd CM2 6LF


Young Peoples Counselling Service

Hermitage Brentwood Claire White – 01277 230831


Donner Piper, Specialist Counsellor 

Eating Disorders 01245 354083


Police Community Support 

01277 262212


Police Abuse Team 

01245 502110


Sycamore Counselling 

01245 359353 (may be a charge)


Bridge Counselling 

01268 822800 (may be a charge)