Student Support

At Fleetwood High School we provide support for students across the four areas of need as detailed in the SEND Code of Practice 2015.

Cognition and learning

The school is experienced at supporting children with cognition and learning difficulties through high quality teaching and effective differentiation. This includes children with Specific Learning Difficulties such as dyslexia (specific difficulties with reading or spelling), dyscalculia (specific difficulties with Maths) or dyspraxia (specific difficulties with coordination).  We also support children with moderate learning difficulties.  For example, we support children by breaking down activities into smaller, achievable chunks; providing appropriate resources including the use of technology, laptops and adult support. We also run a number of interventions including literacy and numeracy support.

Social, emotional and mental health

For some children, difficulties in their social and emotional development can mean that they require additional or different provision. We support these children through group and individual support sessions with the school’s dedicated SEMH Mentor. Weekly sessions are provided by an accredited Youth Mental Health First Aider who is employed full time by the school.   Daily support is also provided through the school’s ‘alternative programme’ under the guidance of an assistant educational psychologist who regularly attends the school.  We also involve and work in collaboration with outside agencies such as CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health, the ‘Child and Family Wellbeing Service’, ‘Youtherapy’ and ‘Addaction’ (Alcohol and drug addiction.    The school nurse and ACE (Achieve, Change and Engagement) also attend the school at least once per week to support students.

Sensory and/or physical needs.

Were required the school works closely with outside agencies to provide support for children in our school who have sensory or physical difficulties. Where necessary, we make adaptations to the curriculum or environment in order to make lessons and learning opportunities more accessible to students. We hold regular meetings with these agencies and parents to review the equipment and approaches that are in place.

Communication and interaction

The school works closely with and makes effective use of guidance from Speech and Language Therapists to put into place effective strategies to enable students to succeed within their classrooms.  We provide individual and group support to deliver strategies recommended by Speech and Language Therapists.

Other areas of support

Student support also offers…

  • Manga club every Wednesday after school.
  • Base drop in for students to attend every break and lunch.
  • Homework club – after school Monday-Thursday.