Special Educational Needs
Garth Hill College believes in an inclusive education where all young people are able to learn to their full potential. It is a College priority to provide appropriate support and differentiation to remove the barriers Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) pupils face when accessing mainstream education. We believe that an inclusive education leads to improved social development and academic outcomes for all children, including mainstream peer groups. It encourages compassion and empathy for all of the College community. It allows for an environment in which pupils can learn that people are not all the same, that all people should be welcomed and have the right to have their individual needs met appropriately.
Our SEND policies and procedures are known, understood and followed by all staff. This provides a framework for indentifying pupils whose individual needs will require intervention and ensures staff strive to produce a consistently high level of relevant education for all our young people.
The Garth Hill SEND and inclusion provision is a high level service, which meets with the framework of the SEN Code of Practice and all other external requirements
SEND pupils, when required, are supported through interventions provided by the Learning Support team who are based in the Learning Support Centre. The Learning Support Centre has three classrooms with interactive white boards for small group and 1 to 1 interventions, an open plan multi-use learning space and disabled toilet facilities.