We aim to promote independence, self-reliance and responsibility in order to prepare our students for the next step in their education; whether it be joining mainstream, taking their exams; staying on for sixth form or going on to college or joining an apprenticeship.

For all secondary school students:

SEND monitoring Interventions – School Interventions – Outside Agencies

All new students tested for Reading Age – Salford, and New Group Reading Test, dyslexia and dyscalculia screening. PASS

SIMs – raise on line (for grade predictions)

SIMs Behave – behaviour analysis

ATL feedback

SEN Link Teacher

Feedback for reviews and other professionals

LSA feedback

Year Team Meetings

Weekly SEND meetings

Reading Group

Literacy Skills –Brooks Phonic Programme, Dockside

Numeracy – Teacher Target Specific Topics

Behaviour Intervention

Social Skills Group

Speech and Language

Exam Preparation




ICT Software :

  • Lexia
  • MyMaths
  • Key worker for Students with additional funding

In class teacher and LSA

Homework Club

Film Club

Lunchtime Support

Educational Psychologist

School Nurse

Social Services


Respect Project

Christian Outreach Service

Transition Pathways Service

Family Solutions

Kids Inspire



Primary Liaison

During the Summer Term, liaison meetings are held with the feeder primary schools. This allows information about students with SEND to be transferred so that it can be used in IEPs and to inform the Year 7 grouping process. This is also where we identify students who may need additional transition visits or be a part of the Nurture Group.  During this time we attend annual reviews for students with SEND to support appropriate target setting for secondary placement


In-Class Support

The majority of support takes place within the classroom. Support is prioritised for students with Statements of Special Educational Needs and EHC Plans. There is also generalised support for other students with additional needs. Learning Support Assistants in class provide support for students as directed by the teacher.


Homework Club

Homework club takes place in the library every day between 8am and 8:30 and 3:25 pm – 4:30pm after school.