Special Educational Needs
Special Educational Needs are provided for by every member of staff and in every lesson at West Hill School. The SEN department consist of the SENDCO, who is supported by an Assistant SENDCO, Learning Support and Transition manager and Learning Support Assistants. The SEN department works closely with the Behaviour Mentors, in the Emotional Support Unit, and the Student Services councillor.
All pupils follow a similar curriculum. Pupils who have SEN will receive personalised support from the SENDCO, the LSA’s or the Learning Support Unit depending on their area of need. They may also be part of a smaller targeted teaching group in Year 7.
The SENDCO and higher level support assistants provide individual and small group teaching where appropriate, e.g. personalised programmes for pupils with dyslexia and or other literacy and numeracy difficulties.
West Hill School is proud to maintain its inclusive admissions policy and has built up secure relationships with our local primary schools. The SENDCO will attend any EHCP reviews in Years 5 or 6, wherever possible, to ensure that the transition from Primary to Secondary school is an exciting and enjoyable experience for these pupils.
All pupils are encouraged to be involved in the extensive extra-curricular activities provided by the school and support will be given where needed.
The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCO) is Mr M O'Dowd, who can be contacted by ringing 0161 338 2193 or emailing SENDCO@westhillschool.co.uk.