Special Educational Needs & Disabilities
At Notre Dame we pride ourselves on being an inclusive school. We have been awarded the Inclusion Kite Mark. We try to provide for all students’ needs as they arise in a caring, flexible, professional manner.
To be fully inclusive, most of the support we provide is in class enabling students to access the full curriculum. However there are times when some students are extracted to boost literacy skills or to use our specialist material within the department. Work is differentiated where necessary to allow students to achieve their full potential.

The Learning Support Team run a Breakfast and Lunch club daily for all students to complete homework, coursework, research and revision with additional support from Teaching Assistants

  • Breakfast Club: 8.30-8.50
  • Lunch Club: 1.30-2.15
There is a warm, welcoming atmosphere allowing students to interact, developing their social and communication skills.

Disability Equality Scheme

Notre Dame School is an Inclusive school where “every person belongs” and we “give equality of opportunity to all our students”.

Schools are required to implement a Disability Equality Scheme, drawing on existing good practice and the Disability Access Plan, to ensure consistency of accessibility across all aspects of school life for disabled students, staff and stakeholders. As with other school policies relating to the duty of Equality, the aim is to ensure that disabled people are not treated less favourably or otherwise disadvantaged.

Our Disability Equality Scheme and Action Plan are available from the Policies page.

Mrs Z Baring