Special Educational Needs

The Learning Inclusion (Linc) Department at Hall Green School aims to provide high quality support to pupils with a range of additional needs; pupils may have learning difficulties and/or physical difficulties. It is the job of the Linc Department to help all pupils overcome these difficulties and to make sure they can achieve their potential; promoting achievement, participation and independence in the pupils to inspire confidence and trust to ensure that they all feel valued, secure and highly regarded by both staff and peers. All pupils in our school know that they can access a helpful, caring and consistent approach from any member of the Linc Department.

The SENCo deploys a range of tools to assess pupils’ needs and uses the data to inform intervention for either small groups or individuals. New intake pupils undertake a series of tests on entry to Year 7 and all pupils in the school have their reading and spelling tested at least once every year for the duration of Key Stage 3 and on demand in Key Stage 4. The Linc Department works together to monitor and track the progress of all pupils on the Code of Practice, working very closely with subject teachers and outside agencies, whose input is used to support our work and offer advice on ways forward – both as a whole school and for individual pupils.

The school has a wealth of experience and expertise in recognising the needs of pupils with physical difficulties and is acknowledged as a key Birmingham resource. We participate in the use of the disability symbol (‘Positive about Disabled People’), which is recognition of the very positive attitude and commitment we have towards our pupils with disabilities.

All SEND pupils are able to participate fully in all out of school activities including residential language trips to France, Year 7 and 8 camps and Work Experience. Our pupils are always able to make a positive contribution to the school community and they have a voice in the school, which is heard regularly in Learning Council meetings; they are also involved in a range of sporting activities. They are able to do well, according to their academic ability at all levels in the secondary curriculum and many have embarked on university courses.

The department aims to ensure that all needs are met and support is provided in-class by a team of experienced and dedicated teaching assistants (TAs). We also deliver a range of interventions, at less formal times throughout the day, to help pupils to overcome any barriers to learning.

Support for your child at Hall Green School – School Offer June 2018

HGS SEN Policy

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We proudly open our doors to prospective parents and pupils on Thursday 27th September. Open Evening commences at 6pm, final guided tours leave at 7:30pm with the evening drawing to a close by 8pm. The Headteacher will speak at 6pm and again at 7:30pm in the Hall.

Senior Team 2018/2019:

Hassana Gul (Head Girl)
Zohib Asif (Head Boy)
Jannayee Jarrett (Deputy Head Girl)
Muhammed Sahad (Deputy Head Boy)

Proud to say they represent us, and look forward to working together this year!

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The Learning Inclusion Team

Mrs C McLoughlin

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) /English Teacher

 

Mrs M Griffiths

Assistant to The SENCo

 

Teaching Assistants

Miss N Balogun

 

Mr A Craddock

 

Mr A Cook

 

Mrs C Daly

 

Mrs S Gregory

 

Mrs S Halai

 

Mr S Hussain

 

Miss J Kandola

 

Mr S Lamba

 

Mrs L Sanford

Mr A Martin

 

Miss Z Matthews

 

Mrs G McLarnon

 

Mr P Ogle

 

Mrs C Ophey

 

Mrs C Painter

 

Mrs L Rist

 

Mrs J Bullows

 

Mrs J Kelly

 

Miss S Mehboob

 

Mr N Price (Apprentice)

Miss K Nasar (Apprentice)

As well as making excellent academic progress, we regard our success as the degree to which our pupils develop independent skills commensurate with their disabilities and the extent to which they develop their confidence and self-esteem. We are proud of all our pupils, many of whom still come back to visit us and keep us informed of their successes many years after they have left us.

Parents play a central role in supporting the work of the Department and we welcome their involvement. The department offers an ‘open door’ policy, with respect to parents who are encouraged to make contact if they have concerns.

For further information about The Learning Inclusion Department please contact the SENCo – Mrs C McLoughlin on c.mac@hallgreen.bham.sch.uk