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Alcester Grammar School is one aspect of the much wider ‘Warwickshire Local Offer’ for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

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At Alcester Grammar School we believe that all teachers are teachers of pupils with SEND.  We operate a person-centred approach to SEND provision by considering the needs of the whole child, whilst working closely with parents/carers and external professionals.

Staff prioritise ensuring that the needs of the pupils with SEND are at the heart of Quality First Teaching and that school life is inclusive of all.

Staff receive regular INSET to ensure understanding of SEND and strategies to ensure students are well supported in the classroom, this includes new staff and trainee teachers. Certain support staff are trained to be ‘experts’ in different areas such as Autism Spectrum Condition, Memory & Organisation / Revision and Specific Learning Difficulties such as dyslexia and dyspraxia. The SENCO has gained the National SENCO Award.

Please click here to view our most recent SEND Information Report.

Please click here to view the JCQ guidance sheet for access arrangements

We have a robust transition programme, which can include extra visits to school and visits from the Learning Support Coordinator to meet pupils in their current setting.

The SEND department consists of the following members of staff:

Role Name
SENCO Caroline Brown (
Learning Support Coordinator (Year 7-11) Jo Vanson
Learning Support Assistants Stephanie Shepherd
Donna Hawtin
Sally Arnold
Exam Access Arrangements Officer Emma Papantoniou 
SEND governor Kyriaki Mitsiou-Begg 

Please contact the SENCO with any queries.