Every child deserves a champion; an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best they can possibly be.

Rita F.Pierson

At The Royal Docks Community School we believe that all students deserve access to Quality First teaching, we understand that provision for students with special educational needs is a matter for the school as a whole. Our aim is to ensure that all students, whatever their need or disability, make good progress by providing both pastoral and curriculum support.

Our department has a number of highly committed staff, which includes the SENCo, Assistant SENCo, Higher Level TAs and Teaching Assistants.

To ensure high quality support we have placed Higher Level Teaching Assistants in the Maths and English department and have other teaching assistants who work across to the school to ensure that students who have SEN have the support and tools they need to become well-rounded students.

The SEN department works with parents/carers/teachers and outside agencies to ensure that students realise that they have the potential to achieve in the best possible learning environment appropriate to the student’s needs and ability. For pupils with literacy difficulties we provide support through the RML Fresh Start programme. At Lunch time we provide a quiet, calm environment for students who prefer to play games or complete homework whilst supervised by an adult. As part of the options process at KS4, we currently offer a Bronze/Silver/Gold ASDAN Award is available to students with opportunities to participate in various modules involving life and social skills.


Ray Coe