At Trinity High School and Sixth Form Centre, we are a fully inclusive school and work alongside the Governing Body, Multi Academy Trust, Health Professionals and community organisations to find the most appropriate and effective support for the students within our care.
We see all learners and potential learners, and their parents and carers, as of equal value and as individuals, irrespective of ability, race, gender or need. This is reflected in the school HEART values, curriculum intent statement, its assessment and rewards systems and the arrangements made for careers’ education and work experience. Students with SEND are integrated and included fully into the life of the school as a whole, including its Broadening Horizons Programme.
All our members of staff have a responsibility to ensure that every student has an equal opportunity to attain their maximum potential in all aspects of the curriculum. We are committed to the ongoing training and development of all our staff to ensure that ‘all teachers are teachers of SEND’. We develop good communication with our parents/carers of SEND children, informing them of their child’s progress at regular points throughout the year, working hard to understand the situation and catering for the varied needs of the child.
The following documents and resources will give you more information in relation to SEND and how school and home can support children. If you have any concerns or wish to discuss SEND at our school, please do not hesitate to contact us.
SEND Key Contacts
Mrs R Walford – SENCO
Mr D Lawrence – Assistant SENCO
Does your child have dyspraxia?
Dyspraxia affects fine and gross motor co-ordination and can cause problems for young people in planning, organising and carrying out movements in the right order in everyday situations.
There is a new book written by Emma Austin-Jones, The Lilac Story is a fairy tale featuring a group of characters who have varying degrees of dyspraxia. It is a story of inclusion, friendship and kindness and how it is OK to be grumpy sometimes. For more information visit www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/
Does your child have Dyslexia?
Choosing books that will engage and captivate children who struggle with reading is often challenging. Help is now at hand with the publication of a free guide from Barrington Stoke and Dyslexia Action – “Dive in; A guide to choosing children’s books for reluctant readers and readers with dyslexia” lists 40 titles divided into age range categories.
Does your child have ADHD?
ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is normally used to describe children who have three main kinds of problems:
- overactive behaviour (hyperactivity)
- impulsive behaviour
- difficulty in paying attention.
Does your child have autism?
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the name for a range of similar conditions, including Asperger syndrome, that affect a person’s social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour.
‘Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. If you are autistic, you are autistic for life; autism is not an illness or disease and cannot be ‘cured‘. Often people feel being autistic is a fundamental aspect of their identity. Autism is a spectrum condition. All autistic people share certain difficulties, but being autistic will affect them in different ways. Some autistic people also have learning disabilities, mental health issues or other conditions, meaning people need different levels of support. All people on the autism spectrum learn and develop. With the right sort of support, all can be helped to live a more fulfilling life of their own choosing’ (National Autistic Society, 2016)