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Meeting Individual Needs

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At Aldwickbury, we endeavour to be an inclusive organisation and our procedures and guidelines apply across the whole school. 

We consider the well-being and individual needs of all boys and aim to manage and support effectively the learning aspects of their development. Wherever possible we strive for boys to have full access to the whole curriculum and the support that we offer is targeted to allow them to remain in class. However, when necessary and appropriate, boys may be withdrawn and work in small groups or individually. We ensure all of our staff have mental health training and many have undertaken higher level training.  

The Head of Individual Development is responsible for liaising with all staff, in particular, the Head of Pre-Prep, Head of Juniors, Head of Years 5 & 6, Director of Studies and Matron, to ensure that all boys have a happy school experience and participate fully in school life. In addition, the school employs a part-time member of staff specifically for SEND specialist tutoring. The school also has a Counsellor available one day a week to meet with the boys.

The Head of Individual Development, Head of Junior Department and Head of Pre-Prep coordinate the provision for all boys with learning difficulties in Years 5-8, Years 3-4 and Reception - Year 2 respectively. The Learning Support teacher coordinates the provision for any boys whom she teaches on a 1:1 basis.

It is the role of the Director of Studies and the Head of Individual Development to ensure that all staff are aware of the needs of our boys as it is everyone’s responsibility to deliver high quality teaching and appropriate provision for all. 

Parents are kept informed of their son’s progress and, if there are any concerns, are invited to attend regular meetings to discuss how best to move forward to allow him to fulfil his full potential.

We regularly include information on mental health, well-being and special educational needs into our weekly newsletter.

Specific details of Hertfordshire Local Offer for Special Educational needs can be found below along with details of our local special educational needs teams parenting courses. 

For specific information relating to special educational needs, mental health or well-being please contact the Head of Individual Development. We are also able to support parents in accessing expertise from a range of fully-qualified educational specialists.