Park High

SEND & Learning Support


Colne Park High School is committed to providing an inclusive education for all.

We believe that the curriculum should meet the needs of all students regardless of ability, culture or background and that with the correct support and intervention every student can succeed.

Our Learning Support Department has specially trained staff that support students in lessons, work 1:1 with students and also in small groups to ensure those who could benefit from extra support receive it. We also schedule Nurture into the KS3 curriculum for those that may benefit from developing social and life skills in a nurturing environment.

The Learning Support Department liaise closely with Primary School’s prior to students arriving in our School. The team visits feeder primary schools and runs additional transition sessions for students who may find the transition between primary and secondary school difficult. The SENDCO also attends annual reviews for students with an EHCP in order to ensure all appropriate information is gathered to put the right support is put in place.

We work together closely with parents, as parental involvement is invaluable in addressing and identifying our individual student’s needs, and encourage parents to be involved in the review process of all our SEN students. We will also be holding several informal coffee mornings where parents are invited to come and speak to our SEN team and have the opportunity to meet other parents and access external and impartial services that are available in our local area.

We endeavour to identify any special educational needs as early as possible and offer appropriate support in terms of resources and teacher time. 

Students on the SEN Register are monitored closely through Reading and Spelling tests and the use of assessment data. This enables us to put in appropriate intervention to help students close the gaps with their peers. The school also has access to outside agencies who can offer further support to our students. These agencies include:

  • Educational Psychology
  • School Nurse
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • ELCAS (adolescent mental health service)
  • Paediatrician

The Learning Support Faculty provides the necessary support for all students in achieving their full potential and is a fundamental contributor to the improving academic performance of the School.

If you require any further information about SEND at Park High School contact;

Charlotte O’Brien (SENDCO)
01282 865200
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Useful Resources

A social story - working from home (June 2020)

The SEN journey at Park High School

One page profile - my voice matters

POPS 2020

Premier league kicks disability

ADHD foundation support booklet

Parent SEND Resource Toolkit Transition to High School

What is a school bubble - social story

Coming back to school in a bubble - a book for children

Year 7 transition - a social story

Meet the SEND team

Online parent courses - February 2021


Useful Links


Supporting children with ASD during COVID-19 - This includes lots of practical visual resources and routines

Sensory Circuits for the home

NHS - Sensory motor skills circuits

Autism and family life

Sparklebox - Emotions fans and resources 

Autism: Self Isolation Guidance and Resources for Parents / Carers



Parent Webinars – supporting children with ADHD through COVID-19

ADHD Foundation - Lots of guides and practical resources


Speech and language

Free Makaton resources for use at home


Sensory Impairments

National Deaf Children's Society - Information for families during COVID-19

What support is available for children with a sight impairment during COVID-19?

Audible - free audio books for children

Positive Mental Health

Anxiety Resource Pack

Supporting young people's mental health through periods of disruption



British Dyslexia Association Free Webinar for parents

Dyslexia SpLD Trust - Helping your child at home

BDA 'How can I help my child with...'


General SEND resources

POINT - links to useful websites

Home learning resources

BBC 'Bring the noise' interactive music games for EYFS

Music and Movement - Family fun in a tin!

The SEN Resources Blog - YouTube

Screen-time diet

Girls & Autism


A Social Story - Working from home (Updated June 2020)