Park High

SEND & Learning Support

Introduction

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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