Kingsbury High School is a fully inclusive mainstream school where we take great pride in the diversity of our community. We believe that, whatever your backgrounds, you can be successful at our school. Our aim is to develop the skills and strategies to reduce barriers to learning by meeting the needs of all children through embedding adapted pedagogy and ambitious pastoral support.
We believe in achievement for all children and aim to foster a culture of life-long learning and independent living skills. To ensure we know how each student is progressing there is a rigorous tracking system. All students regardless of barriers to learning are encouraged to act in the Kingsbury Way at all times.
The Inclusion faculty consists of Special Educational Needs, Total Communication Resource (TCR) and English as an Additional Language (EAL) departments.
The heads of faculty (subjects), inclusion coordinator, a SEND teacher and learning support assistants work in close collaboration with the school’s SENDCo to provide outstanding provision for our pupils who have additional needs or English as an additional language.
At Kingsbury High School we promote high standards of quality first teaching. Most qualified teachers are timetabled to support our SEND pupils so that these pupils receive additional high quality first teaching.
In KS3, support for SEND is offered through intensive and purposefully aimed interventions. These range from the accelerated learning group, whereby a dedicated SEN teacher delivers a tailored package of carefully differentiated literacy lessons, to high quality reading groups and the use of a dedicated space for learners to thrive. The overall intent at KS3 is to provide a foundation for SEN learners to adapt to high school learning and begin their secondary education in a caring environment, ensuring that they are able to thrive and succeed in a mainstream setting.
When students reach KS4, we offer additional interventions to support our students, which includes a vocational pathway where students complete an entry level life and living skills qualification.
SEND students at Kingsbury High School secure placements at a range of post 16 establishments, many attend local colleges selecting courses matched to their interest and ability. Those that remain in the sixth form progress to university.
The SEND department works closely with parents, teaching staff and other stakeholders to ensure SEND pupils are offered a broad and balanced curriculum, which caters for their individual needs. Our aim for all students leaving Kingsbury High School is to be well-rounded individuals who can contribute towards society in a positive way.
The TCR is a Local Authority funded provision, which is the only provision for deaf learners in Brent, based within a mainstream secondary school. The provision ensures effective collaboration with mainstream staff in school as well as external multi-professional support.
The TCR provision has a capacity of 8 places making effective use of specialist staff. The provision caters for a deaf young person with a permanent hearing loss whose individual needs are identified in an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP).
The TCR at Kingsbury High School gives deaf young people an excellent opportunity to develop, learn and succeed through a supportive and inclusive ethos. The provision ensures that attention is given to deaf students’ audiological, communication, social, emotional and academic needs so that progress is achievable.
The EAL department at KHS advocates a vision for all EAL learners to empower them to experience success in all areas of school life and to celebrate their diversity.
The EAL department is committed to providing high-quality provision for those EAL pupils who have the language barriers to access the curriculum.
In order to provide early intervention, we work in close collaboration with the admissions team, heads of faculty and the pastoral team to identify students’ needs in order to provide targeted interventions as well as in-class support for our EAL pupils. New to English pupils join the Welcome Programme group to develop their basic English ‘survival’ skills and get familiar with the school’s routines before being moved into other EAL intervention groups.
Our aim is to ensure that all EAL students
If you have any questions or would like to discuss this further please email
Irma Jijieshvili - Head of Inclusion and SENDCo
Saroj Mistry - SEN Administrator
Or by phone on 020 8206 3000 extension 234
Please click HERE to view our SEND Report, Policy, Accessibility Plan and TCR Handout.
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