SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)

At Prenton High School, our vision for students with special educational needs and disabilities is the same as for ALL students. We believe in making a difference so that all  students are encouraged and inspired to be the very best that they can be.

Below you will find the links to useful documents, which set out our approach and responsibilities. Please click on the titles to open the documents. 

Prenton High School SEND Information Report 20-21

Our provision and approach to teaching students with special educational needs and disabilities.

The SEND Code of Practice

Statutory guidance for organisations working with and supporting children and young people who have special educational needs or disabilities.
 

SEND Code of Practice: A Guide for Parents and Carers

A comprehensive guide to the system for supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Local Offer Wirral

Providing information on the support available locally for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Click here for more information.
 
Meet Our Team
 
Mr Morris, SENCO and Inclusion Lead
 

Mr Morris started Prenton High School in September 2020 and has been a SENCO for many years. He also teaches English and has a love of reading, poetry and drama. One of his priorities is ensuring that students develop their literacy skills.  Mr Morris wants to ensure that all students feel confident sharing their learning experience with him and the rest of the team. You can contact Mr Morris on 0151 644 8113 or email MorrisJ@prentonhighschool.co.uk

 

 Mrs Major, Assistant SENCO

Mrs Major joined Prenton High School in 2015. She is the Assistant SENCO and EAL Co-ordinator and is also an English teacher. She finds it so rewarding helping students to learn new skills and make progress and particularly enjoys supporting KS4 SEND students in preparing for their GCSEs and next steps. 

 

Mrs Kearns, HLTA 

Mrs Kearns has worked at Prenton High School for thirteen years. She enjoys getting to know students as individuals and helping them to design a personal profile. Mrs Kearns also supports students in English, Maths and Literacy lessons. She loves working at Prenton High School and feels it is a safe place to be. 

 

Mrs McCoy, Teaching Assistant

Mrs McCoy has been a Teaching Assistant for 10 years. She understands that secondary school can sometimes make students feel a little nervous and uncertain, but wants students to know that the team are there to support them. Mrs McCoy works across a variety of subjects, in lessons, small groups, and 1:1 intervention. Her specialism is social and emotional mental health  (SEMD), including ADHD.

 

Mrs Sherlock, Specialist Numeracy Teaching Assistant

Mrs Sherlock joined Prenton High School three years ago and specialises in Maths. Many people find Maths scary, but she is passionate about reducing the fear, by creating a fun and supportive learning experience.

 

Mr Green, Teaching Assistant

Mr Green has been working at Prenton High School since 2011.  He is an in-class support Teaching Assistant, which means he support students in lessons across a range of subjects, including Science, Maths and ICT.  He also supports the Duke of Edinburgh Award and recommends that students take advantage of the many opportunities available to them.  

 

Miss Ellison, Teaching Assistant

Miss Ellison joined Prenton High School in 2020.  She is a Teaching Assistant with a passion for all subjects; particularly PE and Sports. Miss Ellison helps to deliver our Sports Leaders program at lunch time and after school, a chance to have fun, learn new skills and meet lots of new people.

 

Mrs O’Neill, Teaching Assistant

Mrs O’Neill has been working at Prenton High School for 16 years. Her main focus is supporting students in their English lessons, but she sometimes works in other subjects.  She loves English and enjoys sharing her love of reading with students and helping them to find books to nurture their enjoyment.

 
 
Mrs Greenwood
 
Mrs Greenwood has been a Teaching Assistant for many years.  She joined Prenton High School in November 2020 and is really excited to be working with the students.  Her favourite subjects are Maths, English, Science and Food Technology.  She will be supporting our students for whom communication and interaction is an area of anxiety.  She enjoys working with students on a 1:1 and small group basis and is passionate about fostering positive relationships and nurturing students’ self-esteem. 
 
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