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Good Practice - Case Studies

Inclusion and SEND: How Schools in Hertfordshire are Making a Difference July 2010

This booklet contains case studies written by colleagues in Hertfordshire Schools. These case studies are examples of good practice that have made a difference in the individual schools.

We have been gathering these examples of good practice over the past 3 years. Schools were identified either by Ofsted Inspectors or CSF colleagues as having good practice with regards to SEND and Inclusion; they were then invited to submit a case study.

The publication of this booklet has been funded by the Eastern Region Hub. All schools in Hertfordshire will receive a copy along with colleagues in neighbouring Local Authorities.

We would like to thank all the schools who have taken part in this exciting project.


Other Case Studies


School and Subject

Subject Coverage

July 2012

Woodfield School logoWoodfield School
ICT in a Special School – the 3rd Millennium Learning Award

Woodfield School in Hemel Hempstead is a school for children and young people with severe learning difficulties. It has 64 pupils on roll, aged between 3 and 19.

The school first achieved the ICT Mark in 2005 and in 2012 took part in the pilot phase of the NAACE 3rd Millennium Learning Award, which they were successful in achieving in the summer term. This award “celebrates schools' achievements in creating an environment and curriculum that stimulate more and better learning, making full use of the opportunities presented by technology”.

All Key Stages

ICT, Cross Curricular, SEND

June 2009


Effective Practice in the Use of data by Local Authorities
This case study demonstrates how a systematic and inclusive approach to assessment, data analysis and provision management at local authority level can be used to challenge, support and improve schools’ practice and expectations in relation to pupils with SEND (special educational needs and disabilities)




October 2007

St Lukes School
Sony Playstation portableIt is estimated that today 95% of young people own some form of mobile technology. This may be a mobile phone, a handheld gaming device, an MP3 player or a combination of all three. It is a technology aimed at young people, that young people know, and that has become a ubiquitous part of their lives, used to communicate, create, record and share.

KS3 & KS4
Numeracy, ICTAC
Special Needs

January 2006

St Luke's School
The results of an evaluation of the ease of use of a voting system in the classroom and its benefits for learners, particularly those with learning difficulties.

ICT - Voting Systems

November 2005

Watling View School
Watling ViewUsing video conferencing to allow learners to work collaboratively with other SLD learners at Lakeside School.

ICT - Video Conferencing



St George's logoSt George's School

The annual programme of events and activities organised by St George's enabling smooth transition of pupils from a large number of primary schools