How we support SEND


At Hyde, we use the graduated response in order to remove barriers to learning. The approach is split up into three waves as described below.

Wave 1 – Quality First Teaching

Wave 2 – Targeted small group interventions

Wave 3 – Targeted 1 to 1

Wave 1

All students, including those with SEND require good quality teaching in order to make progress. Teaching staff are expected to look carefully at how they organise their lessons, the classroom and the resources in order that they meet the needs of all students. Some students in school with identified SEND will be placed on a ‘Quality First Teaching’ inclusion register in order for staff to easily identify them and therefore differentiate appropriately to their needs.

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Wave 2

This will include short (6 week), small group interventions as well as longer term interventions built into the curriculum where they are of benefit to students. Interventions should be in place for all areas of SEND;

  • Cognition and Learning – e.g. reading, spelling and numeracy
  • Communication and Interaction – e.g.  social skills
  • SEMH – e.g. emotional literacy and anger management
  • Physical/Sensory – e.g. fine motor skills

Interventions will be open to all students where it is felt it could be of benefit, regardless of whether students are on the inclusion register or not. Progress of students taking part in interventions will be measured and next steps identified.

Wave 3

This will be provided for students for whom Quality First Teaching and Wave 2 interventions are not enough for them to make progress. Students in receipt of 1 to 1 interventions will usually be on the inclusion register at ‘SEN Support’ or have an Educational Health and Care Plan (EHCP). It may including working towards targets set by external agencies (for example, a speech and language therapist) or be provided in order to provide a modified curriculum.

After School Clubs

SEN clubs


In addition to the support or interventions within the normal school day, we offer a number of after school clubs in the Alpha Centre.