Our role is to identify and assess students with special educational needs and disabilities, to support students with learning difficulties and to advise teachers in the best ways to meet student's needs.


We currently cater for students with a wide variety of learning differences, together with physical and sensory needs, social, emotional and mental health issues.


We are based in the Learning and Inclusion centre (LINC). The LINC has a number of rooms which are used for individual and group support including the AIM room (social and emotional support), SPACE (for students with communication and interaction needs) as well as garden space which includes a quiet cabin.


Although all teachers are teachers of students with Special Educational Needs and Disability you may need to have contact with members of staff who will be particularly concerned with helping your child.


Members of the Inclusion Team do not work with one child, as often happens in Primary School and their roles are varied for example in-class support, working with small groups or individuals, mentoring, physiotherapy and personal care.


We run a number of key events during the year where you will have the opportunity to meet and discuss your child.




Does your son or daughter have Special Educational Needs or are you concerned about the possibility that they may have some difficulties with their learning?



The Inclusion team hold informal meetings for parents and carers to come and discuss any concerns they may have, the support arrangements for their son or daughter or to share information. The meetings are between 2.30 – 5.30pm:




 Members of the Inclusion team are also always available at Progress evenings. If you would like to arrange an appointment slot at a drop in please contact Miss S Torrance or phone 01159170100.




how students with special needs are identified

The school regards a child as having special education needs and disabilities "If they have a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for them. Children have a learning difficulty if they: have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age; or have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for children of the same age in schools or post-16 institutions within the area of the local education authority". - (Taken from the code of Practice 2014)


The schools SEN Information report and SEN policy contains further information on the provision we have in place:


If your child has a medical condition details of how we support them can be found here.



If you have any concerns, please contact Sarah Torrance, Inclusion Leader/SENCo.



There is a wealth of information available to parents/carers and you may find it useful to look at the following websites:




The following websites provide a wealth of information for students and parents to support them through the exam period:

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