Special Education Needs and Disability

For all special education needs and disability queries, please contact our SENCO, Jill Laporte. 


Jill Laporte      



02085666446 ext. 347     

A learning disability affects the way a person understands information and how they communicate. This means they can have difficulty:

  • understanding new or complex information
  • learning new skills
  • coping independently

Around 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability. It's thought up to 350,000 people have a severe learning disability. This figure is increasing.

At Dorm

ers Wells High School it is vital to us that each young person is prepared for adult life and that we provide a caring, co-operative environment which fosters intellectual, social, racial and religious tolerance. We develop resilience, self-motivated young people who are prepared for the challenges of future study and employment and are active and self-reliant members of society.

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