Special Educational Needs and Disability
Our SEND team ensure that all students’ individual learning needs are catered for. The specialist, knowledgeable, passionate and experienced team work alongside students, parents, carers, staff and other stakeholders to ensure that all students can access all they need to achieve their potential.
The team is comprised of specialist teaching staff and a team of Teaching Assistants who work with students who need additional help accessing the curriculum in lessons and throughout the school day.
The SEND team work to identify individual student needs and to provide specialised and targeted support to ensure that all students fulfil their potential. Whether a student has a Special Educational Need or Disability, English as an Additional Language or struggle to access the curriculum in any way the team endeavour to ensure that appropriate support and provision is in place to ensure that they can access the curriculum and achieves their very best. This support can take many forms: Literacy & Numeracy tuition; in-class support; small group work; one to one sessions for Dyslexia with a specialist teacher; one to one support for other learning difficulties and access to specialist equipment and programmes.
Students working with the SEND Team will be provided with clear targets for progress which will be regularly reviewed and shared with all stakeholders. Specific interventions and bespoke programmes are carefully orchestrated and closely monitored to meet the individual needs of each student ensuring that there are no barriers to success. The department also offers an invite only break and lunchtime club, where students identified can meet study and socialise.
Please do not hesitate to contact a member of the SEND team to discuss any concerns regarding specialist provision for your child.
Assistant SENDCo : Mrs L Melling
The Local Offer Team
Manchester City Council’s Local Offer Team offer help, support, news and advice. They provide virtual drop in sessions, a newsletter and an Educational Psychology Helpline.
The Local Offer Team has produced a series of newsletters which offer advice and support. To access the newsletters click https://hsm.manchester.gov.uk/kb5/manchester/directory/advice.page?id=uptXtrEL9fg