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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Special Educational Needs and Disability

At Rutlish, we endeavour to make available inclusive provision to ensure that all students, including those identified with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), can enjoy and benefit from a broad and balanced education with access to the National Curriculum at an appropriate level, so that they may achieve their full potential.

We are committed to narrowing the attainment gap between SEND and non-SEND students and offer a range of personalised learning interventions/opportunities to support this. We are very proud of all of our students and their achievements.

Learning Support

All students are assessed on entry into Rutlish School to facilitate early identification of need. Learning Support provides in-class support and small group work for students with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) and others on the Special Needs register. Workshops are varied including literacy teaching: reading for meaning, comprehension, spelling and numeracy. Students identified as having Special Learning Difficulties or Language and Communication Difficulties are also supported via small group or one to one sessions. Groups are run to support students with developing social skills, organisation and accessing the national curriculum. Additional in-class support helps access to NC.

Speech and Language Provision (the ARP)

Rutlish School has Additionally Resourced Provision for boys with identified speech, language and communication needs. Support programmes are individually organised with input from an SLC Therapist. Students identified as having speech, language or communication needs have access to specific teaching and learning programmes covering literacy, language and social skills.

SEND Report

Our SEND report gives further details of our SEND offer.

Please also see our SEND Policy and Accessibility Plan on our policies page

Rutlish SENDCO:

Mrs Richardson

Telephone: 020 8542 1212
Email: and address it for the attention of Mrs Richardson

London Borough of Merton Local Offer

Details of the Borough’s SEN local offer can be found on their website and an overview in the leaflet below.