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Vulnerable Groups

In our specialist and special educational needs schools, there are groups with particular needs and vulnerabilities that we seek to track, monitor, review and analyse their progress, wellbeing and support.

These groups include:

Complex Medical Needs

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • ADHD
  • Visual Impairment
  • Hearing Impairment

Learning Disabilities

  • MLD
  • SLD
  • ODD
  • PDA
  • Down Syndrome
  • Williams Syndrome

Circumstantial Vulnerabilities

  • Children with persistent absence (more than 10% absences)
  • Free School Meals
  • Free School Meals over the past 6 years
  • BME
  • Children of serving members of HM Forces
  • Looked After Children
  • Previously Looked After Children

Roles Associated with Supporting Vulnerable Groups of Children in Our Schools

  • Teachers
  • Teaching Assistants
  • High Level Teaching Assistants
  • Receptionists/Administrators
  • Heads of Departments
  • Heads of Schools
  • Safeguarding Governors
  • Executive Headteacher
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Safeguarding Governor
  • Designated Teacher (Children Looked After)
  • CLA Governor
  • Mental Health Lead
  • Mental Health Governor
  • Mental Health Education Psychologist (MHEP)
  • Counsellor
  • Art Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Sensory Integration Occupational Therapist
  • Educational Psychologist

Supporting the Individual Child