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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

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.