Additional Educational Needs

SPWT is committed to ensuring that all students are provided with the highest quality of provision in lessons and their wider school life. Our Additional Educational Needs team supports students with special educational needs to ensure that they receive the appropriate support that they need to flourish as global citizens.

Team and Roles

John Bradley – Director of Learning
Emma McCay – INCO
Parmbir Dhillon – Subject Leader Deaf Support Base
Lisa Jeffrey – Subject Driver – Nurture Group Lead
Nur Uddin – Subject Driver – Deaf Support Base
Jabon Begum – Higher Level Teaching Assistant – Speech and Language Interventions
Humayra Kahnom – Higher Level Teaching Assistant – Nurture Group
Mel Carroll – Higher Level Teaching Assistant – Deaf Support and Transiition
Kim Barnes – Higher Level Teaching Assistant – Learning Support

Local Offer

You can find out more about SEND in the borough on the Tower Hamlets Local Offer website.


Nurture Group (Year 7 - 9)

Lead by a specialist SENCO trained teacher for students who come into secondary significantly below expected levels in literacy and numeracy and /or who need additional support with social and emotional needs.

Learning Support (Year 7 - 13)

Supporting students with SEMH and Physical Disabilities in a quiet supported area of the school, working alongside pastoral and curriculum teams to support students to integrate into mainstream lessons

Ruth Miskin

The Ruth Miskin phonics intervention is a programme designed to teach students basic phonics in order to be able to read effectively.

Behaviour and Social Support

A specialist behaviour teacher works with targeted small groups or individual students.

Literacy Support

A specialist literacy teacher working with small groups and individual students to develop their literacy skills and carry out further assessments to identify barriers to learning

Speech and Language Therapy

Special and Language therapist works alongside teachers and learning support assistants to put in place strategies to help students progress with communication difficulties.

Vocational Courses and Links

Prince's Trust Achieve Programme at KS4

Policies and Reports

Additional Educational Needs and SEND Offer

SEND Information Report 2020-21