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Supporting students with Special Educational Needs & Disability

Bacon’s College is a Church of England community and as such believes that all members of its community are to be respected as individuals of equal value and invaluable worth. The values and ethos of the College are central to our Special Education Needs and Disabilities Policy.

We aim to provide an inclusive, stimulating, and safe environment which will enhance the learning of all students and help them achieve their full potential. We work to prepare students for the successful next phase of their education, employment, or training. We aim to raise the aspirations and expectations of all students, especially those with SEND.

We believe that...

Every teacher is responsible and accountable for the progress and development of all students in their class even where students access additional support from learning support assistants or specialist staff.

Teaching and supporting students with SEND is a whole College responsibility requiring a whole school response. In order to achieve this, we will work in partnership with parents/carers, students, local authorities, specialist providers and other external agencies to meet the individual needs of our students.

SEND Provision and Offer at Bacon’s College

The provision offered to students requiring SEND Support will differ from student to student. They may include:
• Personal Learning Plan
• Personalised curriculum (Entry Level Functional Skills qualifications in English, maths, science and R.S)
• KS3 Intervention Classes
• KS3 Literacy Target Groups
• 1:1 evidence-based intervention with the Learning Development and Pastoral teams eg. Precision Teaching, Emotional Literacy
• Additional support from another adult within the classroom
• Social Communication Skills sessions (morning drop-in, social stories, reading for meaning, games club)
• 1 – 1 School Counsellor
• Lunchtime games club
• Reading Club
• Access Arrangements
• Access to Chromebooks
• Team Around the Child Meetings and Spotlight Meetings (meetings to share insight, strategies, and action plans moving forward)
• Speech and Language Intervention (see website for more details www.evelinalondon.nhs.uk/communityspeechandlanguage)
• Educational Psychologist assessment
• Southwark Outreach Support’ The Nest, CAMHS Tier 1 to 3
• Student meetings to set personalised targets
• Visual timetable
• Counselling (on-site and CAMHS)
• Reading Buddy Scheme
• Personal care support
• Targeted and inclusive range of extra-curricular activities
• Dyslexia screener
• Exam Access Arrangements
• Timeout card
• Toilet passes
• After school Homework Club
• Breakfast Club

For further information, please refer to our SEND Policy which can be found here.

Admissions for students with disabilities or SEND

United Learning Trust is committed to ensuring that the necessary provision is made for every pupil within their schools’ communities. The Trust celebrates the inclusive nature of their schools and strives to meet the needs of all pupils with a special educational need and/or disability.

Normal admissions arrangements will apply for children with disabilities.

Children with an EHCP (Education, Health and Care plan) naming the school are given priority as per our Admissions Policy.

Click here to view our Accessibility Policy and Admissions Policy.


Southwark’s Local Offer shows what’s available in the borough for children, young people and adults (aged 0-25) who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. It includes up-to-date information on opportunities and services that are available to you.

Click here to go to localoffer.southwark.gov.uk