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Higham Lane School

Higham Lane School


Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND)

Support 4 Learning provides appropriate support and guidance for all students to access education.

The Department works closely with primary schools to provide a smooth transition for Special Educational and Disability Needs (SEND) students from the start. The team provides a range of support throughout the day depending on the students' needs.

All students on the SEND register have a keyworker and a student profile in line with the SEN Code of Practice 2015. The pupil profile is distributed to the students' teachers so they are all aware of the obstacles each individual student experiences within education, as well as their strengths and interests.

Keyworkers will meet with students at least once a fortnight to check on their well-being and progress across the curriculum. Keyworkers liaise with the member of department to ensure issues/concerns are dealt with immediately. SEND students are assessed for external exam access arrangements in Year 9 to ensure they get the correct provision for GCSE exams.

Support 4 Learning welcomes support from external agencies and works particularly closely with the Integrated Disability Service (IDS), the Educational Psychologist (EP), and Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). We also work closely with parents/carers supporting their child through regular meetings, telephone conversations and/or emails.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding SEND provision at Higham Lane School please email

MRS D ELLIOTT, Special Educational and Disability Needs Co-ordinator

Additional information for parents/carers of children with Special Educational Needs, or with a Disability, are available in the attached document.