Special Educational Needs

A pupil has SEND (Special Educational Needs or Disability) where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision which is different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age.

We have on site:

  • a specialist ASC teacher
  • a SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator)
  • a Senior Learning Assistant
  • a team of learning assistants
  • a teaching staff of over 80, all with the duty of providing excellent education for all pupils


Autistic Spectrum Conditions Resourced Provision

De La Salle also has a secondary Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) Resourced Provision, which provides education for pupils on the autistic spectrum who are of mainstream ability. Pupils are placed within the provision following the Special School Panel, in consultation with the school. The pupils within the ASC Resourced Provision are registered within De La Salle School and are part of their year cohort.


The SEND Department and the ASC Provision are based in the enrichment area of school. The area is open from 8am to 4.15pm offering a variety of enrichment activities to enhance the pupils' social skills, closely supervised by staff. These include a breakfast club, games, art activities, a film club and a garden area, for pupils to get involved in and to make friends.


Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO)

The SENCO for De La Salle School is:

Miss J McCann

01744 20511



Useful Documents

SEND Policy

SEND Information Report



The NSPCC has created an SEND online safety hub to help support parents and carers who have children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. The hub has been co-created with Ambitious About Autism and has a range of practical tips and advice on topics such as talking to people online and wellbeing.  They have also created new resources for parents and carers of children with SEND to help them explore online safety issues together. The activities cover a range of important topics including what is and isn’t appropriate to share online, making friends and cyberbullying. These are all available to download on the hub.

Explore the SEND hub