Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

"Instruction does much, but encouragement is everything."

Learning Support Department

We have a long tradition of promoting and achieving inclusion for all young people who join the community of The County High School, Leftwich. The staff of the Learning Support Department work with students, parents and colleagues across the school to ensure that all young people have the best learning environment to allow them to learn and develop to their fullest potential. The staff have extensive experience of working with students with a wide variety of additional needs under the following categories:

  • Communication and Interaction
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health
  • Sensory and/or Physical

We have expertise within the department to ensure effective support of all students who may face barriers to learning; we aim to offer support that is student-centred and flexible to meet individual needs. We always aim to work closely with the student, parents and external agencies to ensure that the needs of the individual are met. It may include any of the following:

  • In-class support
  • One to one support sessions
  • Access to specialist computer programmes to boost literacy
  • Touch Typing skills
  • Emotional Literacy support
  • Lunchtime club
  • Friendship groups and buddying
  • 1:1 motivational/careers support
  • Anger Management
  • Life skills
  • Access arrangements for exams
  • Support packages for transition from Primary School
  • Support with transition into Post 16 education
  • Vocational Support
  • After school Extended Learning support

The Learning Support Department works closely with many other professionals from outside schools to ensure that a child’s needs are addressed. Such professionals include:

  • GPs
  • CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)
  • Community Paediatricians
  • School Nurses
  • Education Welfare Officer
  • SALT (Speech and Language Team)
  • Local Autism Team

At the centre of all that we do, is the student and we place a high priority on the students’ wishes and feelings about the support that they receive. For us, therefore, flexible and bespoke support for each individual is key.

Learning Support Provision

We have two dedicated Support Rooms which extend the learning of the classroom. Our KS3 and KS4 Support Rooms are areas where all students can access extra support, tailored to meet their individual needs. Communication links between Learning Support staff, Year Leaders, Subject teachers, Form Tutors, parents and students are used to ensure that this provision addresses the student’s needs. Careful monitoring and evaluation of this provision takes place to ensure that the support develops in line with the student’s progress.

The County High School, Leftwich is mindful of and compliant with the Cheshire West and Chester SEND Local Offer.

Miss J Martland SENDCo jmartland@leftwichhigh.com


SEND Report 2023-2024


Additional and Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Policy Statement


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