At Holy Trinity, we aim to ensure that the needs of all pupils are met. For children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND), we ensure these needs are identified early and that appropriate provision is made. We have the highest expectations of our SEND pupils and, in line with our core values, we strive to ensure they become "motivated learners and loving neighbours" who are well prepared for the next stage in their educational journey.
Meet the team
Miss Claire Fisher- SENDCO (on maternity)
Miss Ellie Quinn - SENDCO
Mrs Pauline Nixon- Deputy SENDCO. Delivers specialist interventions for pupils with EHCPs and other SEND pupils
Mrs Lesley Ainsworth- Pastoral lead and social and emotional support
Miss Maria Mahmood- Support for SEND pupils within Key Stage 1
Mrs Jackie Morris and Mrs Jill Clegg- Support for SEND pupils within Key Stage 2
SENDCO- Special Educational Needs Coordinator. A teacher who has received specialist training in the coordination of provision for children with SEND. They are responsible for ensuring that the needs of children across the school are met and that provision is effectively targeted on those with the highest levels of need.
IEP- Individual Education Plan. A plan that describes the alternative and/or additional needs of a child and how they will be met each term. At Holy Trinity these are reviewed with staff at Inclusion Meetings each term and with parents.
PCR- Person Centred Review. A meeting held each term with staff and parents to review progress and to devise next steps. Children's views are a key part of this meeting although their attendance depends on age and level of understanding.
EHCP- Education Health and Care Plan. A legal document that describes the support a child needs in addition to that which can normally be provided by a school. When an EHCP is awarded by a Local Authority, schools receive additional funding.
EP - Educational Psychologist. A specialist professional who can give schools and parents a better understanding of a child specific educational needs. They produce reports that form the basis of IEPs and, if required, EHCPs.
SaLT- Speech and Language Therapy. Assesses children’s speech, language and communication needs.
CLASS- Communication Language and Autistic Spectrum Support. Assesses specific needs and provides support as required.
CAMHS - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (Known as Healthy Young Minds in Tameside). A specialist service that provides support to children in coping with mental health and well-being issues.
SENDIASS - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service. Provides free impartial, confidential and accurate information, advice and support about education, health and social care for children, young people and their parents on matters relating to special educational needs and disability.
ASD- Autistic Spectrum Disorder. A lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others.
ADHD- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. A behavioural disorder that includes symptoms such as inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.
If there are any other words that you do not understand please come and speak to the SENDCO or Deputy SENCO.
Useful links to other organisations
Useful Websites for Home Learning
Fun with Spot - Online games to improve working memory
Useful Websites for Bereavement Support