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Our mission is to facilitate each students personal, social, emotional and educational development. We promote a collaborative team approach between home and school and the structure of the support we offer significantly impacts on the overall pupils academic achievement. Our aim is to ensure that every pupil at The Hollins Technology College, has access to a wholly inclusive education enabling them to overcome any educational barriers. Furthermore, we aim to enable pupils to achieve their full potential.
Overview of Department
The SEN Department consists of a SENCO, SENCO Admin assistant and 10 Teaching Assistants (Level 3).
Some members of the department support largely within single subject areas whilst others support individuals across the curriculum. They are responsible for the implementation of the statutory requirements of their statemented pupils which include individual educational plans, attendance at, and paperwork for, the annual review as well as advising and liaising with staff about their individual pupils.
The department is a flexible, supportive team who liaise very closely with Subject Leaders, Year Co-ordinators and class teachers in order to enhance each pupil to fully access school life, both socially and educationally.
The department has an effective small group intervention programme which provides extra support for identified pupils in Literacy, Numeracy, Speech and Language, Behaviour and Social Skills.
Training is important and needs are met when identified. Over the past year there has been training in specific areas-Speech Therapy, Behaviour Management and Visually Impaired Pupil access to the curriculum.
- Students to become well rounded individuals
- A positive, caring and non-judgemental environment
- Successful social/peer groups
- Positive praise and encouragement
“I am very happy with my daughters transition from primary school to The Hollins Technology College and a big part of that is down to the SENCO teacher and her teaching assistants. A big thank you for helping her settle in so well”.
“Before I chose The Hollins Technology College for my son, I did some research and also from word of mouth about the support they have for pupils with special educational needs, which was very good. I must say that The Hollins have most definitely lived up to my expectations and I would recommend this school for any child who needs extra support. I would like to praise The Hollins Technology College Special Educational Needs Department for their continuous hard work and for all the support they have given my son”.
“We have a happy child who looks forward to going to school with 100% attendance. It is a testament to The Hollins and the learning support team in particular”.
“Words will never show how much we have needed and appreciated you all. Your skills and understanding and genuine love for vulnerable young people shine. With all our hearts, thank you so much”.
“Words will never show how much we needed and appreciated you all. You have always believed in our daughter-even when she pushed you to the very edge! Thank you for supporting her and accepting her. Thank you for listening to my worries”.
“Pupil support have given me and countless other pupils an environment that we can feel happy in. This department has helped me on my journey through The Hollins. They’ve always been there. They understand Aspergers. They understood me. They have more than met my needs. My TA has been so helpful. The staff have been awesome and lastly, I love Pupil Support”.