SENCO: Mrs LP Jackson
The Learning Support Department at Cheadle Hulme High School supports students with additional needs so that they are able to benefit fully from their education by achieving their full potential. We are committed to the inclusion of all students regardless of their special educational needs. At all times, we endeavour to meet the needs of individual students by providing an effective support service to identified students across the age and ability range. We welcome communication and engagement with parents and carers who have any concerns regarding any aspect of SEND (Special Educational Needs and/or Disability) provision in the school.
We work closely with students, parents/carers and outside agencies to:
The department continues to develop and refine systems of support and guidance for students identified as having SEND.
Student Support Centre (SSC)
Students with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) may benefit from a programme of withdrawal in the SSC where they are taught in small groups. The centre is managed by Mrs L Girolami and staffed by teachers and Learning Support Assistants. Students may also benefit from additional support from the Speech and Language Therapy Service, Stockport Behaviour Support Service, the Educational Psychologist, the Secondary Inclusion Co-ordinator, resident counsellor and Mosaic.
Learning Support Centre
The Learning Support Centre offers additional support to those students with additional learning and physical needs. The new Blue Room provides a pleasant and uplifting environment for students working on life skills as well as for small group activities and 1-1 support. There is also a newly refurbished accessible hygiene and toilet facility.
The department is complemented by an enthusiastic and dedicated team of Higher Level Teaching Assistants who have responsibilities for developing speech and language, reading, motor skills programmes and ASDAN (an alternative curriculum programme).
The department has a well-established team of Learning Support Assistants and two teachers from Stockport’s Learning Support Service.
As far as possible, students with special educational needs are supported in mainstream, although arrangements are made for individual or small group work where this is appropriate. Some students are also supported 1-1.
The school is also a designated school for students with physical disabilities and accommodates a Deaf Base and a VI Base for students with sensory impairments.
Cheadle Hulme High School Local OFFER September 2016/17 here (PDF) - Children & Families Act 2014.