There are times when some children need additional support during their school life. Through our special needs programme, and with assistance from parents/carers, outside agencies and local special schools, we endeavour to identify promptly a child’s particular needs, so that individual programmes can be provided when appropriate.
Cyril Jackson has been designated as a school specialising in meeting Speech and Language needs. We have 20 identified children who travel from across the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to work in classes across the whole age range and receive additional help from speech therapists. This is of huge benefit to the school as a whole because it helps the development of every child by providing a greater understanding of language.
We ensure that problems are identified as early as possible - the earlier action is taken the more quickly support can be given. If a child has been identified as having a special educational need, they will have full access to the National Curriculum. Partnership work with parents/carers is crucial in this process. The school endeavours to make all adjustments to ensure every pupil has access to all aspects of school life.
Language Resource Provision
The Language Resource Provision (LRP) is a specialist provision within a mainstream primary school. Children may be able to get extra help here if they are experiencing significant difficulties and/or understanding or using spoken language.
Pupils attain the highest levels of achievement, of which they are capable, by being offered a safe, inclusive, supportive and stimulating learning environment. Irrespective of need, pupils are included in all aspects of school life and are encouraged to be independent and responsible citizens ready for the challenges of a changing future.
Pupils are aware of their own needs, whilst also being respectful and understanding of the needs of others around them. They encourage and support each other to succeed in their learning and to develop their confidence, self-esteem and future aspirations.
SEN Report and the Local Offer
All Tower Hamlets schools are committed to adopting a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of all pupils including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). You can find out more in our Local Offer, which is available to download:
You can find out more about support and service providers in the borough on the Tower Hamlets Local Offer site.
Our Accessibility Policy outlines ways that we plan to improve the school for all pupils. We set reasonable timescales on these changes and monitor their progress.
To contact our SEND Leads, Mark Wiltshire and Maryum Qureshi, please use the following details:
Telephone: 020 7987 3737