There are no barriers to what you can achieve at Ryburn.

Most of the students at Ryburn make expected or above progress for their age, but a few have difficulties and need extra support. This could include difficulties with communication and interaction; cognition and learning; social, emotional and mental health; sensory difficulties with sight or hearing; or physical difficulties. In all these cases, there are ways we can support students to enjoy learning and to reach their potential.

As a school we aim to:

  • ensure that all pupils have access to a broad and balanced curriculum
  • build on each pupil's strengths
  • provide a differentiated curriculum and support provision appropriate to an individual’s needs and ability
  • identify all pupils requiring SEN provision as early as possible in their school career, including effective liaison with previous primary school.

Find out more via the links below.

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Our Approach

We believe every teacher is a Special Educational Needs teacher. All our teachers are trained and supported by our SEN specialists to differentiate to the specific needs of students. Support is tailored, and we have a range of strategies and facilities inside and outside of mainstream classes. From intensive literacy support to a pass to leave classes before the rush, we do what it takes to help.

skills for living

Learning is broader than the curriculum, and some of our students need a little extra help with skills that will help them gain independence. We run courses in life skills and vocational skills at Key Stage 4 and 5. We also work with a travel trainer who can help students learn to navigate public transport with confidence.

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an Inclusive and ACCEsSIBLE school

We go out of our way to give students the emotional and practical support they need to feel happy at school, follow a broad and balanced curriculum and make progress. For example, our access and literacy centres are a "Safe Haven" for students outside of lesson times. We support students to access school trips and extra-curricular activities, and run clubs including Disport.