Miss Brumby is the SENCO at St. Crispin’s School.

We have:

  • A dedicated small group teaching area
  • An independent study skills area
  • Supervised break and lunch time activities for those who need extra support
  • Laptops
  • A comprehensive intervention programme for years 7 to 11.
  • Many support groups for vulnerable pupils
  • Learning mentors
  • Coursework and subject support for Year 10 and 11 pupils
  • Lots of understanding and expertise.

St. Crispin’s is committed to a policy of inclusion. The teaching, learning, achievements, attitudes and well being of all students matter.  We aim to identify and overcome barriers to learning and to make sure the needs of all the students are met.  At St. Crispin’s we believe that  all  young  people,  regardless  of  ability,  behaviour  and need, are valued equally.

The Learning Support Department will put in the support needed to ensure that all students have access to a broad and balanced curriculum and support teaching staff to differentiate their lessons to meet their individual needs.

A  copy  of  the  Special  Educational  Needs  Policy  can  be  downloaded from the school website via the link to the right of this page or provided in a printed version by  the  school  office. Prospective parents are welcome to discuss matters of particular concern with a senior member of staff or the SENCO and tours of the school are available on request.

The department is well staffed with a full time Head of Learning Support, a part time literacy/study skills teacher and highly skilled Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) and HLTAs, who support students in their lessons and act as learning mentors on a 1:1 basis.

We offer a comprehensive range of support. Identified students are withdrawn from classes for small group support; others are supported within the classroom. We match the needs of the pupils to the support we give. A Classroom Support Plan is put in place for all students who are receiving extra help. Acess arrangements are applied for in time for the GCSE exams to replicate a pupil’s normal way of working.

We work closely with the Heads of Years, teaching staff and parents to identify pupils who need our support. Students are encouraged to participate in the decision making process in relation to their education and their views are sought and taken into account.

For any queries please contact the school office on 0118 978 1144.


Miss R Brumby (SENCO) – brumbyr@crispins.co.uk

Ms S Towler (Deputy SENCO)

Mrs E Thomas (Maternity leave)

Mrs A Hoare (HLTA)

Miss V Rattue

Mrs L Judge

Mr J Allen (The Oaks Co-ordinator)

Ms V Sava (Teacher of SEN)