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Mount Carmel - College for Girls

Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND)


Mount Carmel Catholic College for Girls, like all schools in Islington, is committed to meeting the needs of all students including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Our expectation is that students with SEN will receive an education that enables them to make progress so that they:

  • achieve their best
  • become confident individuals living fulfilling lives
  • make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further or higher education or into training.

We will use our best endeavours to make sure that a pupil with SEN gets the support they need – this means doing everything we can to meet the pupils special educational needs.

This report answers some of the most frequently asked questions about the school and special educational needs. The format and information in this report has been developed through:

  • consultation with local parents and carers by Islington Council in April 2014
  • ongoing feedback from parents and carers and college staff is in progress.

We will review and update this information report regularly to reflect changes and feedback.


1. Who is the SEN Co-Ordinator (SENCO) and how do I contact them?


2. What kinds of Special Educational Needs (SEN) does Mount Carmel cater for?


3. What are Mount Carmel's policies for the identification and assessment of pupils with special educational needs (SEN)? 


4. What are the College’s policies for making provision for pupils with SEN, whether or not pupils have Education Health and Care Plans? 


5. How does the College evaluate the effectiveness of its SEN provision? 


6. What are the college’s arrangements for assessing and reviewing the progress of pupils with SEN?


7. What is the College’s approach to teaching pupils with SEN?


8. How do we adapt the curriculum and learning environment for pupils with SEN? 


9. What additional support for learning is available to pupils with SEN?


10. What extra-curricular activities are available for pupils with SEN?


11. What support is available for improving the emotional and social development of pupils with SEN?


12. What expertise and training do College staff have in relation to SEN and how will specialist expertise be secured?


13. What equipment and facilities are available to support pupils with SEN?


14. What are the arrangements for consulting and involving parents of children with SEN in their child’s education? 


15. What are the arrangements for consulting and involving pupils with SEN in their education? 


16. What are the arrangements for parents raising concerns and making a complaint about the SEN provision at the school?


17. How does the college involve others in meeting the needs of pupils with SEN and in supporting the families of such pupils?


18. What are the college’s arrangements for supporting pupils with SEND when they join and when they move on to further education or training?


19. What local support is there for the parents of pupils with SEND? 


20. Where can I find more information about SEND services in Islington and the local area (the Local Offer)?



Appendix 1

Provision Map 

Currently being updated. This will be available shortly.


Appendix 2

Pupil Passport


Appendix 3

EHCP Support Plan


Appendix 4

Annual Review Form for EHCP


Appendix 5



Appendix 6

Transition Guide