Special Education Needs

 
 

Woking High School Local Offer

For details of the Woking High School Special Educational Needs local offer please download the document below.

If you wish to discuss any Special Educational Needs, please contact our SENCo, Mrs Grant, via dgrant@wokinghigh.surrey.sch.uk

Special Education Needs
Team Members

Mrs D Grant – SENCo
Mrs  V Sage - SEND Manager
Teaching Assistants:
Mrs S Bannister - Lead TA Well-Being and Engagement
Mrs S Bowman
Mrs T Chappell - Lead TA Physical and Medical
Mrs J Davies - Lead TA Numeracy
Mrs T Durbridge
Mr D Frewin
Mrs K Henderson - Lead TA Speech and Language
Mrs S Hill
Mrs A Holloway
Ms A Jones
Mrs H Jones
Mr M Lund Walter
Miss J McElroy
Mrs M Nixon - ELSA
Mrs R Schwabe - Lead TA Literacy
Mrs L Whitfield - ELSA
Mrs D Youens

Mission statement Woking High School provides a safe, supportive environment for students who have any type of Special Educational Need or Disability, enabling them to access a broad, balanced and enriched curriculum, to make progress, to experience success, to feel valued and fulfilled at school and to prepare them for the next steps in their lives.
Aims and Objectives
  • To support learning and teaching within the school and to raise achievement
  • To ensure that all students with SEN are quickly identified and have access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum, differentiated to meet their individual needs, in accordance with the SEN Code of Practice
  • To help students with SEND make progress in line with national expectations by diminishing the diference between their attainment and those of their peers
  • To maintain comprehensive individual assessments and monitoring to inform target setting and programmes of work
  • To build an effective partnership with parents and carers
  • To extend and develop programmes for identified students in order to improve standards of literacy, language and numeracy throughout the school
  • To increase access to the curriculum for SEND students by providing in class support and access arrangements for exams in line with JCQ examination board regulations
Transition and Opportunities for Students

The SEND Department offers additional Induction Days for identified and vulnerable students who may find transition challenging.  Students are recommended for the additional days to the SENCo and Pastoral Coordinators during their primary liaison visits. The day is calendared prior to the general Year 6 Induction Day.  These students are supported through the transition from primary school to secondary and a booklet is given to each student so they can familiarise themselves with what to expect in Woking High School.

The EAL Coordinator works flexibly with teachers, Teaching Assistants and students at all stages of English language acquisition. Please see the section detailing EAL provision.

The Department for Students with a Visual Impairment is situated in the heart of the main school. VI students have access to the mainstream curriculum and are fully integrated into the life of the school. They are supported by specialist teachers and TAs. The SENCo maintains the SEND Register and allocates specific and targeted support as per Surrey LA’s criteria. The Woking High school Local Offer is on the school website. This document outlines identification of SEND and the support the school offers.

Facilities Support Strategies

Statemented, EHCP and SEN Support students are tracked and monitored by the SENCo and any underachievement is scrutinised and additional support put in place. There are a number of strategies that are used in addition to curriculum department interventions to support students:

  • Small group and 1:1 reading and spelling help, delivered by Literacy TAs 
  • Maths intervention delivered 1-1 and in small groups by maths teachers
  • Handwriting Support and touch type workshops, delivered by a TA
  • TA Leads monitor the targets and provisions to ensure students contribute to discussions about their progress and have a voice
  • Strategies, advice and subject for students with dyslexia, delivered by a trained TA
  • Emotional and behaviour 1-1 support for students who have social, emotional and health needs
  • 1-1 and small group numeracy intervention delivered by a trained TA
  • Chat Club for selected Year 7 students who may be socially vulnerable. These students meet in a groups to discuss settling into Woking High School.  The course consists of four sessions and is delivered by TAs
  • Anxiety workshops delivered by a Lead TA
  • In-class support and development which is delivered by TAs
  • Break and lunchtime Homework Club. This is supported on a rotational basis by the TAs
  • Break and lunchtime Quiet Games Club. This is a space for the more vulnerable students to come and chat and play board games. Being a small group it enables vulnerable students to mix and relax in a safe environment. This is supported by TAs
  • The school has a Student Support Officer who can also refer students to a counsellor for bereavement and other professionals when necessary
  • The SENCo attends Multi Professional Team meetings once a week to discuss any issues regarding SEND students. She also attends Learning Coordinator and Subject Leader meetings termly to advise on SEND issues
  • Regular review meetings with outside agencies and charities to support students with specific learning needs and those with emotional challenges
Resources: Within the Curriculum Support Department there are a large collection of resources to enable teachers and TAs to plan and deliver their lessons:
  • There are a number of PCs. Students are able to access their own work areas and departmental subject materials on the school network from the Curriculum Support Department area. An interactive white board is available
  • Individual resources for spelling, comprehension and reading programmes are purchased regularly 
  • There are a large number of new and attractive reading books stored in the teaching area which are graded for reading age
  • An ICT programme entitled Read Theory is available for students to use in their Literacy lessons. This is an ICT programme where students read short passages of text on many subjects and then work on their comprehension and spelling 
  • Each department in the school has its own subject specific resources for SEND students
  • The VI Department has equipment to transcribe curriculum resources into braille and tactile media, a wide range of braille books and electronic equipment to support students’ individual needs
Useful Web links http://www.autism.org.uk/
http://www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk/
http://www.surreyparentpartnership.org.uk/

 

 

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