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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. Information Report Local Offer Submission 21-22
  2. Transition Flyer - 1 July 2021
  3. Coffeeam - 16 June 2021
  4. Special United Zoom chat - May 2021
  5. List of courses for JCP 2021
  6. Coffeeam - 13 May 2021
  7. Weekly Update - 29 March 2021
  8. Easter Holiday Short Breaks - 2021
  9. Autism Survey Flyer - 2021
  10. Transition Conference - 2021
  11. SEND Newsletter - Spring 2021
  12. Funding Boost Helps Improve Police Communication With Autistic People
  13. Special United Zoom chat - February 2021
  14. Coffeeam - 24 February 2021
  15. Weekly Update - 8 February 2021
  16. Christmas & New Year 2020/21 Local Services & Support Information
  17. Weekly Update - 14 December 2020
  18. Special United Zoom chat - 16 December 2020
  19. Poster - Young person info event about Supported Internships 2021-22
  20. Weekly Update - 7 December 2020
  21. Special United Zoom chat - December 2020
  22. Christmas Holidays - Short Breaks - 9 December 2020
  23. SEND Local Offer Postcard V2 - print - 3 December 2020
  24. SEND Local Offer Postcard V2 - web - 3 December 2020
  25. SEND Local Offer poster V1 - 3 December 2020
  26. SEND Christmas camp (002)Reading FC-December 2020
  27. Weekly Update - 30 November 2020
  28. SEND Newsletter - Winter 2020 - FINAL
  29. Reading Rep Drama Workshops 26 November 2020
  30. Reading Families Forum 23 November 2020
  31. Coffee am - 16 December 2020
  32. Reading Families Forum 3 November 2020
  33. Autumn Family Support Timetable 2020
  34. Short Break Activities for October Half Term 2020
  35. Reading Families Forum 6 October 2020
  36. Reading Families Forum roundup 24 September 2020
  37. Berks West Autism-ADHD NHS services Aug-Sept 2020
  38. Welcome to Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre - Photo Social Story Female 2020
  39. Welcome to Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre - Photo Social Story Male 2020
  40. Appendix 1a Thesis Questionnaire Participant Information Sheet
  41. Appendix 1c Thesis Questionnaire Participant Consent Form
  42. Appendix 2a Stigma Questionnaire
  43. Highdown 2020 - Reading SEN Information Report - Local Offer Submission Doc 2019-2010
  44. Immersive Reader tool
  45. Message from CAMHS 20 March 2020
  46. Mental Health Support Team
  47. Me2 Club is expanding in Reading
  48. Reading SEN Information Report - Local Offer Submission