At Wyvern College we believe in providing every possible opportunity to develop the full potential of all students. All students will have the right to a broad and balanced curriculum including extracurricular activities where appropriate, full access to the National Curriculum and the opportunity to participate in all student related activities associated with the College’s Voluntary-Aided status. All students are valued and their self-esteem promoted.

We work in close partnership with parents/carers who play an active and valued role in their child’s education. Our aim is that all students with special educational needs participate in activities compatible with the efficient education of other students and the efficient use of resources. Further reading Detailed information about SEN can be found on the Wiltshire Council website:

Leaflets for parents can also be downloaded from:

Information about Wiltshire’s Local Offer can be found here:

Support for SEND students at Wyvern College

  • In-class shared TA support
  • Emotional Literacy Support Assistant
  • Corrective Reading programme
  • Catch Up Literacy programme
  • Numeracy withdrawal groups
  • Paired Reading
  • Wordshark – Computer based literacy programme
  • Handwriting Club
  • Nessy fingers – to improve touch typing speed
  • Toe by toe
  • Nessy literacy programme
  • Social Skills group
  • Anger Management
  • Homework club – TA support available
  • Access Arrangements for students who need support in exams
  • Personalised timetables and curriculum
  • CAF and Professionals meetings

In addition to the above interventions we also offer bespoke support for Year 7 learners

  • Primary liaison and additional transition visits to support vulnerable learners
  • Confidence Group
  • Dyslexia screening Wyvern College
  • The Zone – Supervised area within Learning Support open before and after school, during break and lunchtimes. Stocked with sofas and educational games to promote interaction and confidence as needed.

We also work with Outside Agencies

  • Educational Psychologist
  • EMASS – EAL support service
  • School Nurse
  • Education Welfare Officer
  • Speech and Language Team
  • SSENS team
  • Children’s Services
  • Lay chaplain – The Bridge Project

SEN Needs

  • ASD/Aspergers – Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder
  • Dyslexic
  • EAL – English as an Additional Language
  • GLD – General Learning Difficulties
  • MLD – Moderate Learning Difficulties
  • P – Physical Difficulties
  • SEMHD – Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
  • SLCN – Speech, Language and Communication Needs
  • SpLD – Specific Learning Difficulties
  • H – Hearing impairment
  • Literacy and Numeracy