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SEND - our aspirations faculty

We at Woodlands School believe all our youngsters have additional needs as we all learn in different ways and make progress and thrive at different rates and stages. The support our young people get is second to none, in our humble opinion. Whatever the need, we can help all fulfil their potential. Our team of highly skilled specialists aim to remove all barriers to learning and work incredibly hard to do so.

Mrs Hannah Tuna - Assistant Headteacher and SENDCo -

Mrs Aundrea Robinson - Assistant SENDCo -

Miss Ashley Brown - ASD/SEMH Mentor -

Mrs Jo Mason - Learning Development Coordinator -

Mrs Nicola Moran - Learning Development Administrator -

Mrs Wendy Rouse - Assessment Lead Mentor -

Click Here for Progress Mentor Deployment Policy

Please do not hesitate to get in contact with any of us to see who we can support you and your child on their learning journey, hopefully with us.


Enhanced Provision Speech and Language


We at Woodlands School are so fortunate to be able to offer specialist speech and language provision for those youngsters who need a little more support in this area. Our Speech and Language Therapist Mrs Sam Heley, our Lead Practitioner Mr Dean O'Connor and our Speech and Language Progress Mentor Miss Lisa Fuller, work tirelessly with our youngsters to make sure they all make improvements in their speech & language. 

Enhanced Provision pupils engage in a full curriculum in mainstream classes and work one to one or in small groups at least twice a week with one of our specialists to really focus on making improvements day by day & week by week, month by month.
Each pupil has a full assessment and personalised targets to support their progress in the curriculum and beyond.  Speech and Language Therapy sessions, delivered by Sam Heley, focus on improving speech,  vocabulary, grammar, comprehension, narrative skills, social skills, literacy skills and self-advocacy. 
Study support sessions, delivered by Lisa Fuller, ensure that pupils are up-to-date with homework, understand what is being taught in class, and where needed, reinforce the basics, such as common sequences, telling the time and common classroom vocabulary. 
The Enhanced Provision Lead Practitioner Mr Dean O'Connor works collaboratively with teachers across the school to ensure that pupils with speech, language and communication needs are taught in a way which allows them to fully access the curriculum and demonstrate their knowledge effectively. 


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