Special Educational Needs and Disability

Welcome to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Department at West Exe School.  Our team is led by Karen Mellish, the Deptuy Head for SEND.  She has more than eight years’ experience working in Special Educational Needs and Disability and holds a Masters of Education Degree from the University of Bristol in SEN.  She is also an Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA) .

The SEND Department includes the Learning Support Team which is managed by Helen Green, the Assistant SENDCo and a committed team of specialist Teaching Assistants.  In addition, there is the Well-being and Phoenix Centre which is run by Vicky Joslin and Sue Willey, our Early Help 4 Mental Help (EH4MH) Champions.

West Exe School is an inclusive school and offers a range of provision to support students from Year 7 to Year 11, who experience difficulties with Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health problems, as well as Sensory and/or Physical needs.

If you need to contact us, our telephone number is 01392 660100.

As part of the School’s commitment to providing the best outcomes for all our students, we are pleased to share with you, in more detail, what we offer for students with Special Educational Needs and Disability.

Please see our SEND Policy & SEND Information Report for further information which is on the school website via the following link:

SEND Policy

SEND Information Report 2017-2018

Most Able Policy

In addition please see Devon’s local offer which can be accessed via the following link:

We look forward to working with you.

Kind regards

Karen Mellish and the SEND Team