Hillside High School

Excellence in the Heart of the Community

Wade Deacon Trust

    Special Educational Needs (SEN)

    Supporting Pupils with Special Educational Needs

    All pupils at Hillside are mainstream pupils with entitlement to access a broad and balanced curriculum. Their needs should be met mainly by teachers within mainstream lessons through differentiation.

    As of September 2014 Hillside will be adopting the new SEN Code of Practice, the emphasis of the policy reinforces that high quality teaching, differentiated for individual pupils, is the first step in responding to pupils who have or may have SEN. Additional intervention and support cannot compensate for a lack of good quality teaching.

    Pupils may be placed on the SEN register if they consistently fail to make progress despite high quality teaching. Pupils may be identified as having a Special Education Need and this need may fall under one or more of the following broad areas:

    • Communication and interaction
    • Cognition and Learning
    • Social, Mental and Emotional Health
    • Sensory and/or physical

    Pupils who are placed on the SEN Register will be given a support plan which will be regularly reviewed by the SENCO. If a member of staff has concerns regarding a pupil in terms of SEN, they should refer their concerns to the SENCO (Miss Palmer). Further information can found in the schools local offer which is here.