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SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES


The Learning Support Department is responsible for identifying SEND and ensuring the additional needs of pupils are met.


The Department consists of:


Mr J Davies  (SENDCo) who oversees the provision of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities across the school.


Mrs S Harvey, responsible for teaching pupils with additional needs in Literacy and assessing pupils for SEND.


Mrs M Maddocks, responsible for the deployment, induction and professional development of Teaching Assistants and administration of examination access arrangements.


Mrs L Arathoon, SEND administrator



The department has twenty-one teaching assistants whose duties include supporting students in mainstream classrooms and delivering interventions to students.  


Further details of all our SEND provision, can be found on the Schools Offer (see link below)

To contact the SEND Department email larathoon@whitbyhs.cheshire.sch.uk 



LIAISON WITH PRIMARY SCHOOLS AND PARENTS PRIOR TO ADMISSION


This begins in January, prior to September intake. Primary schools are asked to inform us of students who are transferring to The Whitby High School and are on their Special Educational Needs Register. 


Our staff visit primary schools to discuss students’ needs and transition days in school help to provide a smooth entry.  

 


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Upon entry to school, students are assessed to ensure that any additional needs are identified and met. Provision is then put in place for those students whose needs may not have been highlighted during the transition phase. If students are identified with additional needs at this stage, parents are invited to meet with the SENDCO to discuss this provision.

Special Needs provision at The Whitby High School is reflective of the Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs (2014) and based on the principle that all students should have access to a full, balanced and broad curriculum. Additional support for students is facilitated through the principles of inclusive, Quality First Teaching and the deployment of teaching assistants to curriculum areas in school.

 

Support provision within school

For some students additional support is necessary to ensure that they make adequate progress. The types of support programmes that are available include:


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