Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at The Archbishop Lanfranc Academy – The Bec Trust

Learning Changes Lives

All Croydon Schools and Academies are committed to and adopt a similar approach to meeting the needs of all pupils including those with special educational needs. There is a shared expectation that all students, regardless of their specific needs and disabilities, should be offered inclusive educational opportunities which will enable them to make the best possible progress in school and ensure they can actively participate in the wider aspects of school life.

At The Archbishop Lanfranc Academy we believe that :

  • All students should receive educational opportunities that enable them to reach their academic potential.
  • All students should receive educational and enrichment opportunities that enable them to develop personal and social skills that will prepare them to make an active and positive contribution to the wider community in adult life.
  • All students should be encouraged, valued and accepted whatever their individual abilities, needs and aspirations.
  • Students make the greatest progress and achievement if they are active partners in the activities provided to bring about their success.
  • Students with SEND should be identified early and the appropriate provision must be made for students with SEND in line with the statutory duties and best practice guidelines set out in the most recent Department for Education Code of Practice for SEND (DfE/DoH, 2015).

The revised new SEND Code of Practice came into force on April 1st 2015 and can be read here

Ms Suezette Brooks – SENCO

Helpful Links

Emotional, Wellbeing and Mental Health support links

World Health Organisation: Information for Parents and Carers to Share  

Young Minds: Parents Helpline

How Germs Spread and why you Should Wash Your Hands

Story for Children: ELSA

MIND: Coronavirus and Your Wellbeing

Young Minds: What to do if You’re Worried about Coronavirus

Worry and OCD: Coronavirus Survival Tips

Movement Meditation for Children who Need to Move: Smiling Minds

Meditations from

NSPCC: Anxiety and Talking about the Coronavirus

Online Education Resources

BBC Learning – All Key Stages

Oak Academy



For those revising at GCSE or A level. Pages of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.



Ted Ed

National Geographic Kids


Mystery Science

The Kids Should See This

Crash Course

Crash Course Kids

Crest Awards – Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards – Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Badges


Prodigy Maths

Nature Detectives – A lot of these can be done in a garden, or in the forests, if you live in one.

British Council

Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home

Big History Project

Multi-disciplinary activities aimed at Secondary aged students.

Geography Games  

Blue Peter Badges

The Artful Parent

Red Ted Art

The Imagination Tree

Toy Theater

Educational online games Activities and quizzes


Reading, Education and Enrichment Resources

While you are at home, take the opportunity to do extra reading. You might find some of the books below interesting.

Books for KS3 AND KS4

Double Act. Jacqueline Wilson

Dustbin Baby. Jacqueline Wilson

The Charlie Barber Treatment. Carole Lloyd

The Lost Boys’ Appreciation Society. Alan Gibbons

The Spying Game. Pat Moon



Recommended Book for Parents/ Carers Home Schooling

C J Simister, The Bright Stuff: Playful Ways to Nurture Your Child’s Extraordinary Mind