Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

Testwood’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Offer.
Welcome to Testwood’s SEND pages. We hope you will enjoy reading about the variety of ways in which the school is able to support SEND students to reach their full potential.
The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) at Testwood is:

Mrs Carol Sim
Our Governor with responsibility for SEND is: Nick Whitcher


Every student at Testwood School has the opportunity to follow all National Curriculum subjects as well as following an appropriate curriculum pathway for their GCSEs.
We are committed to narrowing the attainment gap between students with SEND and those who have not. This may include before, during and after school interventions, short-term intervention programmes, home-school intervention programmes or other learning interventions which are developed based on an individual’s needs.
Testwood has good attendance as students want to come to School to experience our high quality learning environment.
If your child has a disability and you would like to know more about what we offer please contact us on 02380 862146


SEND Policies

A range of policies underpin our SEND offer; in particular, these are our;

Admissions Policy

Anti-bullying Policy

Attendance Policy

Behaviour Management Policy

Drugs Policy

Health and Safety Policy

Child protection Policy

Special Educational Needs Policy

To view any of these, please go to our  Policies section.

Links with outside organisations

Testwood works in a collaborative partnership with many different agencies. This means that a supportive plan can be developed to meet your child’s needs both in and out of school.

We hold regular meetings to monitor the plan and make changes, when necessary, to the plan. We call these meetings Team Around the Family because that is what they are – a meeting where you and your family consult with the team members to implement the plan developed to support your child.

We will also use the Early Help Assessments to record information you provide about your child, this will provide a baseline to develop a multi-agency planned approach to addressing the SEND of your child.

Listed below are some of the outside agencies with whom we work collaboratively:

  • Hampshire Special Educational Needs Team
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
  • Hampshire Specialist Teacher Advisor team for Visual and Heairng impairment and Physical disability.
  • Educational Psychologists (EPs)
  • Communication and Language Team

For more information on particular aspects of our SEND offer, please click on the links below:


Does my child have a disability?

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Pastoral Support and Guidance

Learning Support Department

Special Educational Provisions

The Role of Learning Support Assistants