Varndean School

Who we are

Varndean School has 1350 (Y7 to Y11) students taken from our catchment area in south and central Brighton. Our aim is to strengthen and support individuals and their families in managing the challenges involved in learning.

We support good teaching across the school so that every child is taught by a teacher who has the skills to help learners with Special Educational Needs and Disability so that they can achieve their potential and learn with their peers. Students can be withdrawn from certain lessons for specialist teaching if their progress shows that specialist intervention would support faster progress.

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the school?

What training and experience have the staff supporting children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities had or having?

We support a wide range of students with Special Educational Needs and Disability. Both teaching and support staff have access to regular on-going training to support such needs. This year this has included training by : language and literacy support service, autistic spectrum condition support service, advisory teachers for those students with visual impairment and hearing impairment and training on attachment difficulties and well-being and mindfulness.


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More information on how we meet the needs of children and young people with SEND at our school


  Jo Cassidy


  01273 561281


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