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Carolyn Williams - Assistant Headteacher Inclusion

Carolyn Williams
Assistant Headteacher Inclusion

SEN Co-ordinator – Dr Carolyn Williams

Please email Angela Gilbert (SEN Lead for Ryedale School) if you need to make an enquiry about SEN provision.

School Ethos

Ryedale School aims to provide a secure and challenging environment where all young people can achieve their full potential through the removal of barriers to learning and with personalised and timely support.

We shall endeavour to integrate pupils with a wide range of special educational needs as fully as possible into the educational and social life of the school, encouraging them to feel valued, happy and active members of the school community.

We recognise that all staff share the responsibility for recognising and supporting pupils’ special educational needs, and that a collaborative approach will provide a secure environment where students who require additional support with their learning can flourish.

Curriculum Time

Teaching Assistant support for SEN pupils is allocated via Heads of Department. A variety of interventions are available for pupils with SEN to support their learning and social skills. These are outlined on the school’s SEN information report which is linked to NYCC’s Local Offer.


Homework support is available every lunchtime in our SEN base led by Teaching Assistants.

Class Groupings

Students with SEN are grouped according to ability in core subjects and in mixed ability groups in more practical subjects. See individual subject pages for specific details.

GCSE Syllabus

Students with SEN generally follow a full GCSE curriculum but opportunities for a more personalised curriculum are available for some individuals e.g. COPE, Asdan and work related learning opportunities.

Rooming and Resources

Our new Learning Centre provides a base for our SEN provision and the range of interventions we use to support student progress.

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

SEN pupils are encouraged to participate in the full range of extra-curricular activities on offer. TAs run specific activities including Lego and Craft Club.

Other Information

Other areas of SEN support are outlined on our SEN Information Report page. This is in line with NYCC guidelines and the new SEN Code of Practice.

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