Students with Additional needs

We endeavour to ensure that all SEND students achieve their potential, are fully included within the school community and are provided with every opportunity to make a successful transition to adulthood as confident and successful young people.

The Learning Support Department supports students who experience barriers to learning and have difficulty accessing the curriculum. The department works closely with pastoral staff, teachers and parents to ensure that the students’ individual needs are met.

The majority of support is provided in-class, although individual intervention programmes are also accessed by students.

The department is staffed by a team of highly experienced teachers, Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs) and Teaching Assistants (TAs) with a variety of graduate and post-graduate qualifications and expertise. Colleagues offer skills in teaching, numeracy, counselling and in subject specialisms. They work to maximise individual student potential and remove all barriers to success, taking pride in their friendly, person-centred approach.

A comprehensive programme of extra-curricular support activities is offered to boost individual students’ academic independence. A number of visiting experts also support the work of the department, including educational psychologists, speech and language therapists and professionals from Young Peoples’ Services.

The department has a 15 place Autism Resource Base which the Education Authority has responsibility for allocating students to.

For more information, please contact our SENCO, Mrs J. Wraige,

Useful Links

Below you can find information about local services, support, activities and events for residents in Cheshire West and Chester – including children who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), young people, families and adults.

SEND Policy >

SEND Provision Map >

SEND Code of Practice >

Trinity Inclusion Resource Base >

Independent Travel Training >

Cheshire West and Chester’s Live Well Directory >


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