Support and Inclusion at Hinchingbrooke School
All Students will need support and help from time to time during their attendance at school. To prioritise and identify where the support is most needed we have drawn a simple model where:
Wave 1 support is for all e.g. differentiated work and high quality teaching in every classroom
Wave 2 support is for the many e.g. mentoring programmes for targeted students, intervention groups
Wave 3 is for a few e.g. physiotherapy, 1 to 1 literacy support, counselling, bespoke individualised learning programme
To look at the Wave 3 support in more detail we have identified three different types of support:
Welfare. Students who need support with personal and emotional concerns that have an impact at school and at home. As such, we would offer the support of a Common Assessment Framework (CAF) and look to support from outside school from the locality team e.g. a family worker or young people’s worker, and agencies such as the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). Some students and families may need an even higher level of support from social care or the young person may be in care.
Mrs Jenette Kingsbury leads this team and works alongside our School Counsellor, Mrs Kathy Bradford and school nurse Mrs Rita Ashoor. They are housed on the ground floor of Nunnery Court.
Jenette Kingsbury, Inclusion, Welfare Manager. JEK@hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk 01480 375700 ex 5784
Kathy Bradford, School Counsellor. KB@hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk 01480 375700 ex 5815
Rita Ashoor, School Nurse. firstname.lastname@example.org 01480 375700 ex 5794
Gateway. Students who have medical, emotional and behavioural concerns that result in poor attendance at school. Students may feel that full-time mainstream school is too much for them and they require an individual bespoke timetable. This can include full-time attendance at the Gateway School where all lessons and social times are delivered; part-time attendance, so students may attend mainstream lessons and social times such as break and lunchtime and a select number of lessons in the Gateway; or, students may attend part-time in the Gateway and spend the rest of their time out of school at college, work or at a training placement. A few students spend all their time at these provisions and do not attend school but are regularly visited by the Gateway staff. All students who attend the Gateway either have an EHC Plan (previously statement of SEN), a CAF or a Pastoral Support Plan (PSP).
Miss Katie Jacklin leads this team working alongside teacher Mr Grahame Middleton and senior TAs Mrs Helen Banks and Miss Janet Dalton. They are housed on the first floor of Nunnery Court:
Katie Jacklin, Progression Manager, Gateway. email@example.com 01480 375700 ex 5603
Helen Banks, Level 3 TA. firstname.lastname@example.org 01480 375700 ex 5603
Janet Dalton, Level 3 TA. email@example.com 01480 375700 ex 5603
Grahame Middleton, teacher. firstname.lastname@example.org 01480 375700 ex 5603
SEND. Students who over time are not making the level of expected progress and the gap between themselves and other students is widening; or they have a complex medical condition or disability require “provision (that is) different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age” (SEND Code of Practice page 94).
As such students are identified as having a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND). These needs can be broadly identified as:
- Communication and interaction: Autism, Asperger’s, speech and language difficulties
- Cognition and learning: moderate learning difficulties, specific learning difficulties, dyslexia
- Social, emotional and mental health difficulties: ADHD, anxiety
- Sensory and/or physical needs: hearing and vision impairments, physical disability
Students will either be placed on the school’s SEND Register as requiring additional SEN Support or will have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan issued by the Local Authority, previously a statement of SEN.
The Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), Mrs Elaine Parkin leads this team which is staffed by Higher Level and Level 3 Teaching Assistants (HLTA, TA). The TAs are divided again into three teams:
1. Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). Supporting students at transition from primary to secondary school and for the move to post 16 placements, supporting students with specific needs such as autism and physical disabilities, organising access arrangements for GCSE exams. They are housed in middle school and have responsibility for the disabled therapy room and the main Learning Support classroom (102) used for specific interventions and events such as breakfast club.
Helen Anthony SEND Administrator. email@example.com 01480 375700 ex 5762
Sandra Lacey. Disabilities. firstname.lastname@example.org 01480 375700 ex 5762
Jill Nairne-Clark. Transitions and Autism. email@example.com 01480 375700 ex 5762
Heather Broster. Disability Team. firstname.lastname@example.org 01480 375700 ex 5762
Liz Stennning-White. Disability Team. email@example.com 01480 375700 ex 5762
Dawn Fisher. Disability Team. firstname.lastname@example.org 01480 375700 ex 5762
Bradley Panther. Alternative Provision Instructor. email@example.com 01480 375700 ex 5762
2. Directorates. Supporting students in lessons and via targeted intervention groups.
Enterprise and Enquiry:
Karen Crampin, Level 3 TA. firstname.lastname@example.org 01480 375700 ex 5771
Hollie Brown, Level 3 TA. email@example.com 01480 375700 ex 5785/5771
Sarah Reed, Level 3 TA. firstname.lastname@example.org 01480 375700 ex 5785
Hannah Feraday, Level 3 TA. email@example.com 01480 375700 ex 5717
Jemma Jones, Level 3 TA. firstname.lastname@example.org 01480 375700 ex 5761
Angela Williams, Level 3 TA. email@example.com 01480 375700 ex 5759
Performance and Creativity:
Gill Stevens, HLTA. firstname.lastname@example.org 01480 375700 ex 5785
Paul Stokes, Level 3 TA. email@example.com 01480 375700 ex 5605
The Gateway TAs work in the Gateway School (see above) supporting students who have been referred to work there either full or part-time. They also support and visit students who access their education off site at college and work placements.
Each of these three teams at Wave 3 keep a register of the students receiving support. Students can appear on one register or may do so on two as, for example, they may require welfare support and have an SEND. The most complex of cases will see students appear on all three registers and receive the most intense level of support the school can offer.
Senior Leadership Team
Student Services, Inclusion and SEND are line managed by:
Tony Heath, Assistant Principal. firstname.lastname@example.org 01480 375700 ex 5799
Please contact the lead professional above for the appropriate team. However, if there is a need to inform a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) or there is a concern or complaint then please contact Mr Heath directly.
For information on how the school can support your child see the links on the right.