Special Educational Needs (SEN)
Clayton Hall Business and Language College is dedicated to the inclusion of all students and this successful SEN Department provides a high level of support.
Key Stage 3 Support
Individual programmes of learning maybe organised to support literacy and numeracy of students who enter the school at below Level 4.
The success of class support lies in the highly qualified and dedicated assistants we have working in the school. Some of the things they help your child with are:
In Class Support Throughout the School
During Year 7 and 8 your child may be withdrawn from the mainstream lessons in English and Maths to be taught in a small group. The work will continue to be similar to mainstream classes but more emphasis is placed on the basic skills.
You can help by checking your child’s exercise book and reading through their homework task with them. You can also help your child by listening to them read and recording this reading in the diary, provided for this purpose. Your child may also have sight words to learn. These will be written on the pages of the diary.
We have a homework club every evening after school. MegaQuest is staffed by assistants who will help your child to complete any work that has been set. The club is in the library and your child can access reference books, library books and or use a computer. Your child does not have to attend alone; friends in the school are welcome. There are also a range of activities available for your son/daughter to join in with to help develop social skills e.g. Warhammer/Games night. You can help by checking all the homework has been completed and that it is in you child’s bag ready to be returned to school on time.
Supporting Access Arrangements GCSEs
At the beginning of Years 9, 10 and 11 your child may be assessed against the criteria for the external examination they will be taking.
Should they meet the criteria set out by the examination board a request for special arrangements will be made.
You can help your child by:
Mrs C Leech, takes her responsibilities seriously. She works closely with the SENCO to monitor, assess and develop the work within the department.
At Clayton Hall, students with medical conditions are carefully monitored by individual assistants. The assistant will meet with the LEA support service and/or other medical staff to keep up to date with your child’s condition.
The availability of the lift allows students with lower limb injuries access to the upper floor and therefore, there is no disruption to their education.
If your child has a long term medical condition which affects their day to day school routine a care plan is prepared to support the learning of your child.
Risk assessments are carried out with parents to ensure the safety of children when out of school on a trip or visit.
You can help by informing us as soon as possible about any medical changes in health or medication to your child.
The SEN department tries to ensure that your child enjoys their time at Clayton and that all students enjoy the same opportunities.