“Every barrier to accessing the full curriculum will be removed for all boys”

School Improvement Plan 2021-23.

SEND is provided for by every member of staff and in every lesson at West Hill School. The SEND department consists of the SENDCO, who is supported by the SEND Learning and Support Coordinator, the Learning Support and Transition Manager and Learning Support Assistants. The SEND department works closely with the Behaviour Mentors, in the Emotional Support Unit, and the Emotional Health Officer (School Counsellor).

All boys follow a similar curriculum. Boys who have SEND will receive personalised support from the SENDCO, the Learning Support Assistants or the Learning Support Unit depending on their area of need.

The SENDCO and Higher-Level Support Assistants provide individual and small group teaching where appropriate, e.g. personalised programmes for boys 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 boys.

All boys 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.


West Hill School SEND Report