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Inclusion & SEND

The school follows the SEN Code of Practice and the special needs policy of the LA. The school policy on Learning Support is available from the School Policies section of our website.

At Stratford-upon-Avon School we believe that every child should feel secure, respected, and valued. We are committed to ensuring that our students achieve their potential personally, socially, emotionally, and academically across all areas of the curriculum.

In the Hub we support students with various needs. The barriers to learning include:

  • Communication and Interaction
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health
  • Physical Disabilities and Sensory Needs

Hub interventions and assessments (link)

We also have the Bridge that provides a nurturing environment for students with a high level of SEMH related needs. Identified students receive academic and personal support to develop social, emotional, and academic learning, along with life skills within and outside of the main school curriculum.



SENCO (Cognition& Learning/ PD/ EAL)- Mrs Justyna Fifielska-Rozga

Associate SENCO - Sarah Bennett  

Inclusion Assessment Leader- Mrs Sue Hermon

Inclusion Administrator- Mrs Michelle Mackrill (Please contact Mrs Mackrill as your first point of contact)

Feedback from parents

‘I am crying as I type this, we won!!!  I was able to prove the school and your team are doing a wonderful job supporting my son and all his learning needs.  The judge was impressed with your level of communication with me and that my son has support within the school to meet his needs.  I will always be grateful for your support, and I know this will allow my son to have a future here in the United Kingdom in whatever profession he chooses.’

‘Thank you once again for all the time and support you have given our son this term.  Your feedback has been invaluable, and we are incredibly grateful that you have been so proactive with him and his teachers in ensuring he is given all the support he needs to thrive at Stratford’

I don’t think there are many words or presents we could give you that will ever sum up how grateful we are for everything you have done for us. You have made such a difference in what such difficult few years. We can never thank you enough for the help and support. For being there for my child always and being the constant cheerleader, my child needed. You are 100%  in the right job and make such a difference to those kids lucky enough to have your support. Thank you for all you have done and for always believing in my child.’

‘This parents evening has given our son such a boost. It has helped him recognise that he belongs, he is understood and thought well of. With great care from the wonderful SEN team, my son is starting to feel much more settled in his secondary school experience - with particular thanks to Justyna Rozga’.