Useful Links

Useful Links

Claydon High School

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

  SENDCo: Mr R Pope      

        Please click below to access the SEND Report information


                                        SEND Report 2022




For a list of helpful websites and links please click  SEND Useful Links

   For useful tips on helping your child to read,         please click  Top 10 Reading Tips 


   For useful tips on helping your child to spell,         please click Top 10 Spelling Tips




Accessibility Plan

Please click here to access our Accessibility Plan

Please click here to access the Parent Plan Do Review.

External Courses, Talks and Information

For more news and events, please go to

Irlens Information

If your child has been diagnosed by an optometrist with any of the following perceptual processing disorders: Meares-Irlens Syndrome (MIS), Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome or Visual Stress, please let the school know by emailing with details and supporting evidence so we can provide support and ensure that our records are up-to-date. 


Need inspiration on what books to read? You can use the ‘Book Trust Bookfinder’ to look for books to suit your tastes and interests, browse our archive of interviews with authors or just see what's out this month that should be catching your eye in the bookshop or the library. Go to 

Keep a list of all the books you have read in your Reading Record

Support for Home Learning

The resources below can be used by your child to support their homework tasks. These activity sheets can either be printed for use at home or students can learn the techniques described on them and then use these methods in their school books/notepads.  


     Activity Grid                    High Five                                    Keywords                      On the Other Hand

      Flowchart                        Homework Helper   

    Bubble Map                    Weigh it Up 

   Double Bubble Map      Circle Map

    Multi Flow Map              Storyboard 

     Write About                      Statement of Opinion

 Online Interventions          

Listed below are the online interventions that we are currently using:


Lexia ®  PowerUp Literacy™ allows students to work at their own pace to develop skills essential to success in both literacy and content-area learning. After automatically placing students at just the right level, PowerUp guides students through the program. 

There are three instructional strands of Word Study, Grammar and Comprehension. Lexia PowerUp Literacy delivers an unprecedented level of personalisation to identify and address the diverse needs of struggling readers. 

Students work independently on tasks that adapt based on their responses, providing real-time
personalisation. If students struggles in a particular activity, PowerUp provides immediate feedback before delivering direct instruction. Once students demonstrate understanding of the skill taught, they have the opportunity to try the initial activity again. If students continue to struggle, the teacher is notified and provided with an offline lesson to deliver that targets that specific skill. 

Hook videos introduce texts by piquing students’ interest, while instructional videos teach grammar concepts, comprehension strategies, and the elements of literary and informational texts with age-appropriate songs and humour.

Lexia will set the amount of time your child needs to complete each week. However, it is best that
this broken down into daily chunks rather than doing it all at once. Usually this is 20-30 minutes
every day.

The video explaining this intervention is here.

Spellzone is a spelling resource suitable for all abilities and is easy to use. It is adaptable for all
abilities including those with dyslexia. Students can improve their spelling as the Spellzone course teaches all the English spelling rules in a logical order, with clear explanations at each stage. This enables students to work independently in their own homes or on the go. Teachers have found that the ability to use Spellzone at home reinforces learning, other schools have reported it is popular with parents as it gives them a way to support their son or daughter's spelling progress.

The Spelling Ability Test which all students do the first time they log on to Spellzone provides a
baseline Spellzone Score and creates a personal Course Pathway for each student based on their result. Course Pathways may comprise of Spellzone Starter and Main Course units. All work is checked instantly and the Spellzone Scores and Course Pathways are updated according to progress made. This means that in school we can track the progress that students are making in their spelling easily. We are also able to monitor amount of time spent on the programme and activity whilst logged on.

We would recommend that all students spend 10 to 15 minutes using Spellzone daily. However, as with any skill the more amount of time spent practicing the more developed you become at this skill. Every child in the school has a Spellzone log on. If you would like your child to practice their spelling at home and are unaware of their log on please contact the school office or your child’s form tutor giving your child’s name and tutor group and they will provide you with log in and password.

A video explaining this intervention can be found here


Manga High is a personalised maths program which we use in school for students to practice maths. The program has games and short question sets that automatically change difficulty levels based on the answers your child submits.

Manga High works on any device with an internet connection and is available for your child to use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In addition to assignments set by your child’s teacher Manga High creates a list of recommended
activities to help your child practice maths topics that will boost their success with their
current/future grades.

A video explaining this intervention can be found here.

At its heart, Renaissance Accelerated Reader is simple. A student reads a book, takes an online quiz, and gets immediate feedback. Students respond to regular feedback and are motivated to make progress with their reading skills. There is a larger amount of books and quizzes than any other reading program.

Teachers will receive a comprehensive set of reports which reveal how much a student has been
reading, at what level of complexity and how well they have understood what they have read.
Vocabulary growth and literacy skills are also measured.

Because students receive regular feedback from Accelerated Reader, teachers and librarians are given many opportunities to praise students for their successes and to discuss with them what they have been reading.

A video explaining this intervention can be found here.