All Children Can Achieve

SEN Support

Burlington House School provides special educational needs support for pupils in a variety of ways, from targeted small group and 1:1 sessions, to in-class and therapeutic support assistance.

With highly qualified and experienced staff, our aim is to ensure that all pupils achieve their full potential regardless of any challenges they may face. We operate a school-wide commitment that all pupils are taught in a SpLD-friendly manner at all times, using a variety of multi-sensory techniques and supported by assistive technology wherever possible.

We equip our pupils with the strategies, tools and confidence to work as independently as possible within the classroom.

Meet our SENCo Team

SENCo stands for Special Education Needs Coordinator. Each school has a Special Education Needs (SEN) policy that is based on the framework set out in Part 3 of the Children and Families Act, 2014. The SENCo arranges for additional support, as needed, for pupils with SEN.

Ms. Dalton is our SENCo and is responsible for the SEN provision of all pupils who attend the school. Ms Dalton is supported in her role by the Deputy SENCo, Miss Rotella.

Our SENCo Team responsibilities include:

  • Managing Annual Reviews
  • Preparing reports for statutory assessments
  • Preparing the SEN register and Pupil Summaries
  • Liaising with therapeutic staff (SaLTS, OTs and School Counsellors)
  • Liaising with external agencies including Educational Psychology services, legal services, educational authorities
  • Taking an active role in the admissions process and screening prospective pupils
  • Taking an active role in advising on the transition to post-16 education
  • Advising and supporting form tutors with regards to the needs of individual pupils
  • Promoting appropriate teaching in relation to our Statement Objectives
  • Attending tribunals if school representation is required.

Background and Experience

Ms Dalton has taught English and ICT for over 20 years. She has been involved in SEN education for 6 years prior to joining Burlington House School. Ms Dalton has taught in local, national and international settings and always embraces new challenges. She holds the following qualifications:

  • BA (Hons) Humanities
  • PGCE
  • MA English Studies
  • Level 7 Diploma in teaching and assessing learners with specific learning difficulties (SpLD)

Miss Rotella has been teaching P.E for 15 years with responsibilities for Teaching and Learning and Curriculum Leader roles. Miss Rotella holds the following qualifications:

  • PGCE
  • BA (Hons) Sport, Exercise and Nutrition
  • Level 3 SpLD
  • Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) 2022.