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Mrs N Swan 0191 275 1931


Miss A Mackay


We have seven enthusiastic and dynamic Learning Support Assistants who support students with SEND at Sacred Heart both in and out of class. We also have two Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) who teach smaller intervention groups in English and Humanities. One of our HLTAs also liaises with primary schools to ensure students make a smooth transition to Sacred Heart.


Our SENDCo co-ordinates provision for the students with SEND at Sacred Heart and teaches English across the ability range. As a department, we work hard to support students and enable them to stay in mainstream classrooms with their peers.


At Sacred Heart Catholic High School, in accordance with the gospel values, we aim to uphold the right of all students to have access to a broad and balanced curriculum. Here, every child is equal and unique and we aim to provide a safe and supportive environment where pupils can flourish.

There are a number of reasons why pupils may be identified as having special educational needs or a disability (SEND) and we support pupils of all ages across the ability range; some of the reasons are outlined below:


  • They have a specific difficulty need such as dyslexia or dyscalculia

  • They have a sensory impairment, for example a hearing or visual impairment

  • They have difficulties communicating or with social interaction

  • They have mental health or emotional difficulties that are affecting their learning

  • They are struggling to make progress with their learning despite appropriate in class differentiation


We are very proud of all we do to support pupils who attend Sacred Heart Catholic High School with SEND. Pupils have access to a full range of educational and pastoral support to ensure they make excellent progress and feel happy and fulfilled at school.


These webpages are intended to give you general information regarding the ways in which we ensure we support all of our pupils with SEND, in order that they can realise their potential. It may not list every skill, resource and technique we use to achieve this as these are continually developed and we try to modify our provision to meet the needs of individual pupils.


Children with SEND at Sacred Heart High School make outstanding progress. Other useful documents such as our SEN and Disability policy are also available on the school website.


If you would like further information about what we offer here at Sacred Heart Catholic High School for students with SEND, then please do not hesitate to contact the SENDCo Mrs N Swan directly on: 01912751931.

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