Manor House School, Ashby -de la- Zouch

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Support For Learning

At Manor House School we have been very successful in managing a variety of special educational needs within our small and individually focussed classes, including supporting pupils with dyslexia, dyscalcula, dyspraxia, ADHD, and some children on the autistic spectrum, as well as pupils requiring hearing support.

We aim to indentify specific individual needs as soon as possible. The support for learning co-ordinator (our SENCo) works with parents and staff in order to ensure that all pupils are able to access the curriculum and reach their full potential. Close liaison with all concerned is a vital key and good communication is at the heart of this work. Regular meetings are held to review progress and address any further issues. Our SENCo will liaise with the pupil, parent and teachers to produce an EHP to target specific learning, social, organisational or behavioural needs. These plans are regularly updated.  

Some pupils who have been recognised as having additional learning needs benefit from one to one teaching sessions. During this time the SENCo will target particular areas of concern. Strategies are also shared with both staff and parents in order to support each individual pupil’s progress.

All pupils are routinely screened in S3 to ensure appropriate access arrangements in public examinations are offered to all who need them and would benefit from extra time or other concession.  In S1 and in S3 all pupils sit age related CATs, tests which give details to staff not only of levels but of learning styles and methods best suited to individuals. These details are added to individual pupil profiles.

All subjects offer clinics where pupils can access individual attention and support. Throughout the school, classroom assistants work alongside the pupils and the class teacher to support individuals and small groups.

Mrs. Atkinson is the Support for Learning Co-ordinator at Manor House School and she is in the middle of updating her SENCo qualifications.    

Contact details:                  tel: 01530 412932


The Manor House School SEND & EAL policies are available in the policy section of our website.


Parents may like to see the services offered by our local authorities, depending on where you live:

Leicestershire, specifically referred to as Leicestershire’s Local Offer:

Derbyshire:  or



Acrobat SEN Information Report