Special Educational Needs

At Caldew School we encourage all students to perform to their highest capability and achieve success. Students identified as having special education needs share a common entitlement to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum appropriate to their needs and we ensure that these students gain access to the curriculum and are afforded every opportunity to participate fully in the learning process and school life. All students with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) attend mainstream lessons, supported where appropriate by teaching assistants, and differentiated teaching and learning materials. We work closely with parents and external agencies to ensure that students Education Health Care Plans (EHCP) or statements are met.

We have a resourced provision for Autistic Spectrum Condition students here at Caldew School. This is one of three secondary provisions in the county, along with Cockermouth and Settlebeck. Support and intervention is provided in mainstream lessons and within the provision for students with Autism.

If you would like further information on our provision for students with Special Educational Needs, please contact our SENCO, Miss H Howson, or our SEN Administrator at sen@caldew.cumbria.sch.uk or 01228 710044.

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The strengthening of care and support has had a positive impact on most pupils. It was clearly visible when inspectors met pupils during the inspection. They demonstrated confidence as learners, and typically enjoyed positive interactions with one another and adults.

Ofsted 2018

Leaders have reviewed the curriculum, so that the courses offered match pupils’ needs and interests and prepare them for their next steps in education or employment effectively.

Ofsted 2018

Students’ outcomes are good. A significant proportion of students typically attain the highest grades, including at A* to B, at A Level.

Ofsted 2018

Leaders have taken positive steps to widen pupils’ participation in the range of cultural, creative and sporting activities that take place beyond lessons, including for the significant proportion of pupils who do not live locally.

Ofsted 2018

Pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development is effective.

Ofsted 2018