SENCO: Mr. John Ross
SLT with responsibility for SEND: Ms. Lesley Mallon (Assistant Headteacher)
Should you require any further information about inclusion at Hyde Community College, please contact Mrs Lesley Kilroy – PA to the SENCO
How we cater for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities:
The College will provide for the SEND needs of pupils through the following phases of intervention:
Wave 1 – Quality First Teaching
Wave 2 – Targeted small group interventionsThe individual needs of all pupils are provided for in the classroom through high quality, differentiated and personalised provision. Information about SEND pupils must be consulted and appropriate strategies incorporated into differentiation and provision for SEND pupils in the classroom. Where Teaching Assistants (TA) support in class, they should be fully consulted in lesson planning. The use of a word processor in certain lessons for students with writing difficulties/dyspraxia is also encouraged.
Wave 2 interventions are short term programmes delivered by a TA or teacher that address the specific needs of pupils enabling them to make accelerated progress. Examples of intervention include small group withdrawal in: Year 7 English Nurture (Comprehension and Decoding) small group withdrawal; Year 7 Reading Groups; Year 7 and 8 Maths Nurture small group withdrawal; Year 7 -11 Social Chat; Year 7 -11 Young Carers; Year 11 Maths; The impact of these interventions will be communicated to parents/carers on a termly basis.
Wave 3 – Targeted 1 to 1 interventions
Wave 3 interventions are for pupils for whom quality first teaching and Wave 2 interventions are not enough to enable them to make progress. Students who have a statement of SEND (or Education Health Care Plan) are often supported at Wave 3 level. Wave 3 interventions are more intensive programmes involving more 1-to-1 withdrawal work and/or specialist provision to address learning needs and applies to the full range of SEND. All parents/carers of students who have a statement of SEND and/or Wave 3 intervention will be offered termly meetings with the SENCO and class teacher/Head of Year, as appropriate, to discuss the impact of the support programme and future planning.