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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Click here to visit the Initio Trust SEND Site

Click here to visit the Dorset SENDIASS Site

Personalised Learning

Welcome to Personalised Learning.  At QES, a fully accessible and well equipped building, we actively promote inclusion and see it as a process which maximises each student’s learning and raises their levels of personal achievement.

​The department is very experienced in supporting students whose needs include:

  • Communication and Interaction
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
  • Sensory and/or physical needs

We offer a range of intervention strategies and support, personalised to the needs of the individual; this may be short term or more long term.  We have strong links with all our middle schools and detailed transitional information about support needs is passed onto all QE staff.

​The types of support may include:

  • High quality teaching with differentiated lessons
  • Small group literacy and numeracy sessions
  • One to one or small group speech and language programme
  • Dyslexia and dyscalculia screening
  • Assessment for Special Examination Arrangements as specified by JCQ
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant support
  • Close links to external agencies including Educational Psychologist, Speech & Language Therapist, Vision Support Services, Hearing Support Services, Local Authority Education Officers, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, East Dorset Family Partnership Zone
  • Staff trained for basic medical needs
  • Meet and greet before school
  • Break time and lunchtime support
  • Personalised curriculum where appropriate
  • Study support
  • Individual learning profile for each student, shared with teaching and support staff
  • Access to after school clubs and activities, including additional support from a teaching assistant where required

SENDCO Contact Details
Mrs Kim Ashby

​Local Authority Support:
Click here for the Dorset Family Information Directory

​Dorset’s Local Offer:
Click here for the Dorset Council SEND Local Offer

​Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole SEND Local Offer:
Click here for the BCP SEND Local Offer

​​Other Service Websites:
Family Partnership Zone -
Dorset Parent Carer Council -