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Inclusion at Longwood

The Net Academy SEND Team are continuing to expand and develop to ensure we have the best, most effective provision for our children across our schools. 

From September this year, as well as qualified SENCos, the SEND Team will include three Specialist Teachers; two for learning difficulties and disabilities and one for autism, a qualified Speech and Language Therapist and an Educational Psychologist. 

While part of the Specialist Teacher's duties will be to carry out the tasks of a SENCo, a significant part of their roles will be to support staff across all the schools to adapt and adjust provision to support learning difficulties and disabilities such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, Down Syndrome, dyscalculia and Global Development Delay and to create inclusive environments and, where required, personalised curricula for children with autism.

Inclusion at Longwood is highly effective. The whole provision is led and managed very well by an experienced a knowledgeable coordinator, Mrs Hanson. Funding is well used to meet the needs of individuals through training staff and resources as appropriate.

We have a sensory room at Longwood used by pupils who need calming or stimulating.

Our Special Educational Needs and Disability Provision forms part of our ‘outstanding’ Leadership and Management judgement from Ofsted in November 2017.

We identify needs and/or disabilities to ensure that they make at least expected progress- our data shows that they do make the same progress to their classmates and in some cases, their progress is rapid.

If you would like a tour of the school, please call on 01279 866155 or email

School SENCO - Helen East


The following documents can be found on our Policies page here: Policies

Accessibility Plan Longwood

SEND Information School Offer

SEND Essex Local Offer


SEND Policy


SEND Online Support

Introductory Video

Communication and Interaction

Cognition and Learning

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Physical and Sensory