Good Progress for All


Mrs Simpson

Welcome to the Inclusion Faculty at New College Leicester.


In line with the principles of the Special Education Needs code of practice 2014, we aim as a college to provide students with additional/or differentiated support in order to enable them to access the curriculum and make good progress.

We work closely with subject areas and offer small group intervention supported by evidence in English, Maths and Science.

Students with the greatest need may work in small groups on the Read, Write Inc literacy programme. We also offer the Better Reading Partnership (BWRP) provided by both skilled Teaching Assistants, subject teachers, administration staff and volunteer readers. (If you wish to become a volunteer please contact the college for more information on 0116 231 8500).

Miss Mayes

Staff within the Inclusion Faculty offer support within classes as well as providing 1:1 support and small group intervention. We believe in working closely with subject areas, students and parents/carers to ensure progress and achievement for all. Student progress is discussed twice a year with parents/carers through SEN review meetings and once a year, informally by telephone. However, if the need arises, we actively encourage parents/carers to contact us at the college regarding any concerns they may have with their son/daughters education. As a faculty we monitor the academic progress of all students on the SEN register half termly using subject teachers assessment data.

The Inclusion Faculty maintain positive communication and relationships with various professional bodies including:

  • Educational Psychology Service (EPS)
  • Complex Learning, Interaction and Communication Support Team (CLCI – formally LAST)
  • Leicester Partnership School & Federation Partnership Outreach Placements Team
  • Hearing and Visual Impairment Team
  • Child Health Services such as CAMHS
  • The Children’s Hospital School
  • Youth Offending Team (YOS)


Mrs K Simpson – Director of Learning – Inclusion – NASENco accredited

Miss D Mayes – Deputy SENCo – HLTA of the Year for the East Midlands 2015

Miss E Maguire – EAL Coordinator/Teaching and Learning – NASENco accredited

There is a dedicated team of 15 Teaching Assistants, 2 full time administers and 2 cover supervisors, many of whom have individual responsibilities including:

  • Numeracy Intervention
  • Literacy Intervention
  • Science Intervention
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Behaviour Support
  • BRWP
  • Break and lunchtime club
  • Toe by Toe
  • Boost Group – KS3
  • Anti Bullying/restorative justice
  • Support for students learning EAL

To ensure that students on the SEN register have a smooth and worry free transition from KS2 to KS3, we liaise with the receiving Head of Year within the college and our feeder primary schools to organise additional visits / workshops as appropriate. For the 10th year running we are hosting a 3 day transition programme for students who have been identified as needing additional support by their primary school.

New College Leicester were awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark for the sixth cycle running in April 2019 with the recommendation that we strive for flagship status in April 2020.

In June 2019 New College Leicester achieved the Special Educational Needs and Disability Inclusion Award for 3 years, which recognises the outstanding SEND provisions that we have in place. These awards are something we as a college are extremely proud of. Please see the link below for a summary of the college’s feedback.

To see the latest events and news from the Inclusion Faculty please click here.

Thank you,

Mrs K Simpson – Director of Learning – Inclusion – NASENco accredited


SEND Inclusion Award June 2019

IQM Report Summary April 2019

SEND Spend 2019-2020

IQM Report Summary April 2018

Support for EAL students at New College Leicester

SEND Spend Impact 2018-2019

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