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 EVERY student is encouraged and inspired to be the very best that they can be.

Below you will find links to useful documents, which set out our approach and responsibilities alongside further information about our team. Please click on the title of the document you would like to view to open it.

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 21-22

 

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

 

SEND Policy

 

View the SEND Policy on the School Policies page.

 

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. 

 

 

 

Wirral SEND Snapshot: Newsletter 

 

View the May 2021 newsletter. 

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 via ext. 210 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. She is also an English teacher. She finds it extremely rewarding helping students to learn new skills and make progress. Mrs Major also supports KS4 SEND students in preparing for their GCSEs and next steps. She is passionate about ensuring that students receive the best possible provision and support to enable them to fulfil their potential and achieve future success.

Miss Henners, SEND Administrator

Miss Henners has recently joined Prenton high School as the SEND Administrator.   Miss Henners will most likely be the first port of contact for families and is currently available on extension 210.   Miss Henners works directly with Mr Morris and will support with telephone calls, emails, referrals to external agencies and resolve immediate queries relating to SEND.   To contact any members of the Learning Support Department, please contact Mrs Henners on 0151 644 8113 ext. 210.

 

 

Mrs Kearns, Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs Kearns is a Higher Level teaching Assistant (HLTA) who oversees literacy support in The Beacon (L13) and takes a lead on intervention for our students with dyslexic tendencies.   Mrs Kearns also works with students to plan and review targets on a termly basis.   Miss Kearns also completes Pupil Passports where it is felt that students need additional assistance developing rapport with staff.

 

Mrs Barr, Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs Barr has been a Performing Arts and PE teacher for over two decades at Prenton High School. Recently, she changed roles to oversee the day to day running of The Studio. The Studio provides a nurturing environment for intervention and therapeutic support. Mrs Barr helps students who struggle with their social, emotional and mental health (SEMH).

 

Mrs Sherlock, Specialist Numeracy Teaching Assistant

Mrs Sherlock is a Teaching Assistant who works closely with Mrs Kearns in The Beacon (L13).   Mrs Sherlock is our SEND Numercay specialist, providing one to one and small group sessions.

 

Miss Roe, Teaching Assistant

Miss Roe has been a Teaching Assistant for many years. She joined Prenton High School in November 2020 and is really excited to be working as part of the SEN team. Her primary focus will be English, supporting our students with cognitive and learning difficulties. She is passionate about developing both students’ academic success as well as their social and emotional health and is always supporting students to achieve their highest potential.

 

Miss Baugh, Teaching Assistant

Miss Baugh is a Teaching Assistant who works in conjunction with Miss Roe in The Beacon (L11).

 

Mrs O’Neill, Learning Support Assistant

Mrs O’Neill supports Mrs Barr  and works with students in The Studio. Her main focus is supporting students whose first language is not  English.  This includes delivering one to one sessions to enable students to make progress with their language skills. Mrs O’Neill is keen to promote inclusivity and wants all students to feel a part of the Prenton community.

 

Mr Green, Teaching Assistant

Mr Green 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 Breen Buckley, Teaching Assistant

Miss Breen-Buckley works with students in lessons across a variety of subjects but her favourite subjects are RE, English and the Humanities. She is really excited work with the SEN team to help the students reach their full potential, both academically and personally.

 

Mrs McCoy, Teaching Assistant

Mrs McCoy works across a variety of subjects in lessons, small groups. She also provides 1:1 intervention

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