SEND - Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

The school has a rigorous tracking system in place whereby each class teacher meets termly with the leadership team to discuss individual pupils' progress and how best to move pupils forward. Any children who may have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), who would benefit from additional support or intervention, are identified at these meetings. The provision for pupils with SEND and their progress are discussed with the SENDCo and the parents (every half term).

Our SEND Offer explains how SEND is identified and supported at Thomas Buxton.

If you have any questions about special needs at Thomas Buxton please contact Mollika Treen (SENDCo).
020 7247 3816

You can find out more about SEND at Thomas Buxton in these documents:

Accessibility Policy

SEND Local Offer

SEND Policy

Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years

Tower Hamlets Local Offer

The Local Offer is an online resource which sets out in one place information on services for children, young people and families in Tower Hamlets. There are fact-sheets, useful links and videos as well as an online directory of services.

Useful Links and Resources

Afasic - Voice for Life

Afasic is a parent-led organisation to help children and young people with speech and language impairments and their families. They provide information and training for parents – and professionals – and produce a range of publications.

British Dyslexia Association

The British Dyslexia association provides information and resources for parents and carers.

Learning difficulties - Mencap

Learning disability is often confused with learning difficulties such as dyslexia, ADHD or Dyspraxia. A learning disability is different from a learning difficulty as a learning difficulty does not affect general intellect.

Let’s Talk SEND

Tower Hamlets Local Offer

National Autistic Society - Autism support - leading UK charity

The National Autistic Society is the leading UK charity for autistic people (including those with Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a world that works for autistic people.

Parents' Toolkit: SEND - BBC Bitesize

SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) resources, activities and support to help you and your family during lockdown.

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Widgit Symbol Resources

Symbolled resources for different topics and areas of life to aid communication, learning and independence.

Local Organisations

Tower Hamlets and City SEND IASS

SENDIASS is a free service to Tower Hamlets' residents that provides high quality, bespoke, impartial and confidential support to ensure that our service users are at the heart of decision making processes and are fully informed of their options and rights that affect theirs or their families lives.