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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Support

Supporting your child's Special Educational Needs And Disabilities

We are committed to getting things right for our pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). We aim to work with families to gather information and specialist reports to help us to make reasonable adjustments for pupils with SEND. We realise that learning with My Online Schooling can take away some of the challenges present in a bricks-and-mortar school. By working together, we will do what we can to reduce any remaining challenges.

Quality First Teaching

We aim to support pupils with ‘Quality First Teaching’ (QFT). We have a shared understanding that high quality, inclusive teaching ensures that planning and implementation meets the needs of all pupils, and builds in high expectations for all pupils, including those with SEND. We know that the day-to-day interactions that take place in the classroom and the different pedagogical approaches teachers use to engage and motivate learners are key to ensuring good pupil progress.

SEND Mission Statement

My Online Schooling is an inclusive environment. Our school enables all to feel valued and happy so every pupil can thrive and succeed. We cherish diversity, advocate for respect, and offer a holistic, supportive approach to individualised learning.


Useful Links

We have pupils with a range of needs and/or challenges, and a few of them are listed below. It is always worth having a conversation with us to see what we can do to support your child.

There are various national bodies in the UK and equivalents in other countries which offer support, assessments and information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Meet Our Team

We have a Head of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), Laura Hendry. Laura works closely with our Head of Wellbeing, teachers, senior leaders, Success Coordinators, families and external agencies to ensure a joined-up approach to supporting our pupils.

In our Inclusion Team, we also have Nicola Walker, who supports pupils with a range of social, emotional and learning needs.

Laura Hendry - My Online Schooling Head of SEND
Laura Hendry

Head of SEND

I have a certificate in teaching pupils with specific learning difficulties, a PGCE Secondary French and German and BA Hons French and German. I trained as a French and German teacher in 1998 and taught for two years in a boarding school in Perthshire, Scotland, before moving to Bedford to work in a selective Independent School, where I gradually became involved in supporting pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. I then trained in 2006 to teach, and subsequently to assess, pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties. 

In 2015 I became SEND Coordinator, leading a department of two dyslexia support teachers, two Specialist Teachers and one Learning Support Assistant. Together we supported pupils with a variety of Support Needs including dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and ASD. I am also a trained yoga and teen yoga teacher, which I believe helps me in supporting pupils with SEND.

Having gained some experience over the past few years supporting pupils and their families remotely, I realised how effective this form of teaching and learning can be and how it suits some pupils better to learn from home. I am passionate about making education accessible for all and hope to support our pupils to allow them to achieve their potential.

I like to spend my free time with family and friends or climbing, doing yoga, reading and going for walks by the sea.

Aimee Molloy My Online Schooling Deputy SENDCo
Aimee Molloy

Deputy SENDCo

After completing my degree in Special and Inclusive Education with Psychology and a year working as a teaching assistant, I decided to complete my PGCE in Primary Education. I absolutely love teaching and have had the pleasure to have taught in a variety of schools. Over a decade ago, I started my teaching career in a specialist school for students with Autism. After three years, I moved into a primary mainstream to achieve my ambition of becoming SENDCo. I loved teaching year 5 and 6, whilst also being responsible for the SENDCo role - a very privileged position to be in. Through trust, laughter and lots of wonderful encouragement I help children succeed and develop their independence. 

Inclusion has always been (and always will be) extremely close to my heart. I’ve had the honour of working with lots of children with a plethora of differing SEND needs and their lovely families too. 

Outside of teaching and being a SENDCo, I love spending time with my family, my little dog and my friends. I also love to cook and pretend I am Mary Berry in the kitchen, yet my creations are far from her beautiful ones! I also love comedy, seeing new places and the theatre, Matilda currently being my favourite!

Nicola Walker - Social Skills & Reading and Writing Support at My Online Schooling
Nicola Walker

Social Skills & Reading and Writing Support

I qualified as a primary school teacher at Lancaster University in 1999 and taught in KS2 classrooms in London and the North of England. I very quickly realised I wanted to support children with additional needs and went on to achieve a postgraduate certificate in Autistic Spectrum Disorders from Manchester Metropolitan University. I began work in a special school for pupils with MLD. After a break to start a family, I returned to work in North Yorkshire, working with and supporting students with autism and SEMH needs while also supporting their families and teachers. 

My experience also includes training to deliver parenting programmes to families with a child with a diagnosis of ASC. I also recently set up and led a nurture group within a local primary school. I have taken advantage of CPD opportunities to develop my knowledge and skills over the years and have built up a bank of resources and interventions which can be used to support individuals and groups with SEND to progress not only with their learning but also with their social and emotional development. 

I understand how difficult the school environment can be for some students with special educational needs and disabilities. I feel MOS provides the opportunity to support and engage individuals in an alternative way while personalising their learning experiences. I aim to achieve a learning environment where pupils feel supported and understood, where they can not only make progress with their learning but also develop socially and emotionally and have their additional needs met. 

When I am not teaching I love spending time with my family and our new puppy Fynn. I love being outdoors - running, cycling and walking are my favourite activities. I also enjoy travelling and visiting new places.


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