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Highdown School
and Sixth Form Centre

‘We are all teachers of SEN’ (New Code of Practice, 2014)

 

 

All of the teaching staff at Highdown are committed to the success and well-being of all our students. However for those who need additional support, our SEND team is here to help.


Students with Additional Needs

Our Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo), Mrs Arnold, is responsible for developing an individual support plan for each student identified as having special educational needs. She then works closely with teaching staff and Learning Support Assistants to put the plan into action and monitor the student’s progress.

We provide extra help for the students in their usual classroom setting, in dedicated small group sessions or one-to-one, depending on their needs.

We have a Curriculum Enhancement program that is run by fully qualified primary school teachers. This intervention work is done in and out of the classroom.

If teachers feel a student needs additional support, we can do in house testing and then provide appropriate support. This includes testing for Access Arrangements for exams.

Please contact Mrs Arnold (SENDCo) if you have any questions or concerns. You can phone on 0118 901 5800 or email senco@highdown.reading.sch.uk

In the 'Life beyond Highdown' Sixth Form area of the website you'll find information about universities, apprenticeships, the UCAS process and details of financial help available for students with SEND.

 

  1. Christmas & New Year 2020/21 Local Services & Support Information
  2. Special United Zoom chat - 16 December 2020
  3. Coffee am - 16 December 2020
  4. Weekly Update - 14 December 2020
  5. Poster - Young person info event about Supported Internships 2021-22
  6. Weekly Update - 7 December 2020
  7. Special United Zoom chat - December 2020
  8. Christmas Holidays - Short Breaks - 9 December 2020
  9. SEND Local Offer Postcard V2 - print - 3 December 2020
  10. SEND Local Offer Postcard V2 - web - 3 December 2020
  11. SEND Local Offer poster V1 - 3 December 2020
  12. SEND Christmas camp (002)Reading FC-December 2020
  13. Weekly Update - 30 November 2020
  14. SEND Newsletter - Winter 2020 - FINAL
  15. Reading Rep Drama Workshops 26 November 2020
  16. Reading Families Forum 23 November 2020
  17. Reading Families Forum 3 November 2020
  18. Autumn Family Support Timetable 2020
  19. Short Break Activities for October Half Term 2020
  20. Reading Families Forum 6 October 2020
  21. Reading Families Forum roundup 24 September 2020
  22. Berks West Autism-ADHD NHS services Aug-Sept 2020
  23. Welcome to Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre - Photo Social Story Female 2020
  24. Welcome to Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre - Photo Social Story Male 2020
  25. Appendix 1a Thesis Questionnaire Participant Information Sheet
  26. Appendix 1c Thesis Questionnaire Participant Consent Form
  27. Appendix 2a Stigma Questionnaire
  28. Highdown 2020 - Reading SEN Information Report - Local Offer Submission Doc 2019-2010
  29. Immersive Reader tool
  30. Message from CAMHS 20 March 2020
  31. Mental Health Support Team
  32. Me2 Club is expanding in Reading
  33. Reading SEN Information Report - Local Offer Submission