The Special Educational Needs Department is an integral part of the work of the school.

Early assessment and identification of need, rapid accurate communication with subject staff, and a Department-based approach by the Teaching Assistants, are helping the school create achievement for all learners.

We liaise with many outside agencies such as the Educational Psychology service, outreach teachers for the Visual Impaired and Hearing Impaired, and the advisory teacher from the Language and Learning Support Service.

Training for staff and for TA's is organised to help them teach children with differing needs.

Provision for Special Educational Needs

The SENCO, Lisa Nice is responsible for enabling all children with Special Educational Needs to enjoy learning and succeed at their own level.

The SEN support team consists of:

  • Teaching Assistants
  • Clerical Support
  • HLTA for literacy & numeracy

Our aim is to enable all students to enjoy their time at school, to access the curriculum, and to achieve to their full potential.

The five aims of the Children's Act: 'being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, and making a positive contribution' provide a good summary of our aim for every student.

Mrs. L. Nice
Assistant Headteacher, Inclusion Manager/SENCO


Your views on how your child's SEND needs are supported at Rye College are important to us. Please complete our online questionnaire below. 

SEND Questionnaire

SEND Local Offer

ESCC Local Offer information

View the ESCC Local Offer page


Useful SEN Links

All SEND complaints should be directed to Mrs Nice in the first instance and they will be dealt with in accordance with the school's complaint's policy.


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