Suporting students with additional needs

‘Each child, regardless of background, will receive a world-class education and be nurtured, challenged and inspired to aim high’


The SEND code of Practice: 0-25 states that a child has special educational need if they have a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. The provision needed will be ‘additional to’ or ‘different’ from that made generally. At The Wren we follow the graduated approach and waves of support model in order to meet the needs of our student’s.

Our Aims

At The Wren, we aim to:

  • Ensure that any Additional Needs are identified early. This begins prior to student’s arrival, through transition meetings with primary schools, and continues throughout student’s time at the school.
  • Ensure that we have the best possible provisions in place to meet our student’s needs as part of the ‘Assess, Plan, Do, Review’ cycle.
  • Ensure that all students with SEND have access to a broad and balanced curriculum.
  • Work in partnership with parents, carers and other professionals, in order to hear their views and keep them fully involved in their education.
  • To work in partnership with parents, carers and other professionals, to ensure that our young people with SEND have access to post 16 education or employment.
waves of support graphic


The SEND code of Practice: 0-25 states that,

‘Special educational provision is underpinned by high quality teaching and is compromised by anything less.’

At The Wren, our Waves of Support model is also underpinned by the same ethos, with Wave 1 solely focusing on High Quality inclusive Teaching and whole school provisions accessible by all students.

Wave 1 table

Wave 2 and Wave 3 provisions are more specialist and will be decided following a period of monitoring using the graduated approach. Not all provisions will be needed, these are based on individual needs of the students and what the school feels is the most suitable next step.

wave 2 table

wave 3 table

To learn more about what support is available in Reading, click here for the Reading Local Offer.

Click here to read the Reading SEN Information Report.

Click here to view Brighter Futures for Children’s SEND guide for parents

Click here to view Excalibur’s SEND policy

Click here to view the SEND code of practice.

Click here to view the Academy Accessibility Plan

Click here to view the SEND Terms Glossary

Education health and care plan (ehcp) SUPPORT

Click here for information about EHCP’s and requesting a needs assessment.

Key individuals

The SENDCo at The Wren is Mrs Louise Marshall, [email protected] /

0118 2143888. 

The SEND Officer at The Wren is Miss Georgia Khan, [email protected] /

0118 2143888.