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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.

 

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