SEND Information

The Ladder School is committed to providing appropriate and high-quality education for all our students. We believe that all students, including those identified as having disabilities and special educational needs, have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to them, and to be fully included in all aspects of school life. We aim to model inclusion on the removal of barriers to learning. We believe that all students should be equally valued at The Ladder School and strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination, and to develop an environment where all students can flourish and feel safe. We aim to engender a sense of community and belonging, and to offer new opportunities to students who experience difficulties. This does not mean that we will treat all students in the same way, but that we will respond to students in ways which take account of their varied life experiences and needs by ensuring an appropriate curriculum; appropriate support and challenge and a commitment to academic and personal success.


For more assistance:

•      If a parent is concerned about their child’s ability to learn or a learning difficulty, they should contact their child’s Learning Coach who will raise this in school. Further assessment and screening can be provided to discover if a child has a difficulty that has gone un-noticed in a previous setting.

•      All students will be screen for reading, spelling and numeracy upon entry to The Ladder School. Any students with a standardised score below 84 will be referred directly to the SENCo to explore additional support packages.

•      All students will be screened for access arrangements in Summer term of Y9 or Autumn term of Y10 to see if they require any additional support for examinations.