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Support for Pupils with Additional Needs During Remote Learning

We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the following ways:

  • The school remains open for students with an EHCP in the case of a national lockdown.  Students with EHCPs will be expected to continue their attendance to Preston Manor as normal and will have access to the school’s on-site provision.  Members from the SEND team will support your child in the school’s provision. Where parents feel strongly about their child remaining at home, they will need to speak with their SEND keyworker and fill in a Brent Risk Assessment, to be reviewed fortnightly.  

  • If your child is remaining at home and completing remote learning, your child’s SEND keyworker will contact you and your child at least once weekly for a check-in. Your SEND keyworker can answer any other school-based questions or put you in contact with someone else who can help.

  • The SEND team will continue to support your child in their normal support timetable.  We will replicate the SEND timetable remotely and therefore their normal in-class support will be available. SEND staff will help differentiate, support in assessments and provide break-out spaces where students can work in small groups to complete their academic work from home.  If your child does not login to their mainstream lessons as anticipated, SEND staff will phone them to see if they need support.  This includes Exam Access Arrangements.

  • Ensure that your child continues to access all the SEN interventions that they are currently attending. This will be a Google Classroom where your child will have access to both live teaching and the resources/ work used.

  • We are committed to ensuring that our Annual Review process will continue to be the same rigorous and high-quality review process as normal. 

More detailed information on the Learning Support Department’s functioning during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found in the document attached at the bottom of this webpage

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Here are some key emails which may guide your enquiry:


Head of Inclusion/ SENCO/ Interim Manager of Compass (ASD ARP): Taryn Neale - Email:

Deputy SENCO KS3: Monique Briggs - Email:

Deputy SENCO KS4: Alison Dynan - Email:

Manager of SpLB ARP: Carla Courtney - Email:

Deputy Headteacher overseeing SEND & Pastoral: Guy Brougham - Email: