Support and Inclusion
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 eg differentiated work and high quality teaching in every classroom
Wave 2 support is for the many eg mentoring programmes for targeted students, intervention groups
Wave 3 is for a few eg 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 Early Help Assessment (EHA) and look to support from outside school, eg 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 Alison Setchfield 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.
Alison Setchfield - Inclusion & Safeguarding Manager AZS@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 plus 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 EHA or a Pastoral Support Plan (PSP).
Mr Bradley Panther leads this team working alongside Senior Teaching Assistants, Mrs Helen Banks, Ms Debbie Thurston and Ms Holly Mayho. They are housed on the first floor of Nunnery Court:
Bradley Panther - Alternative Provisions Manager BAP@hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk 01480 375700 ex 5603
Helen Banks - Level 3 Teaching Assistant HEB@hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk 01480 375700 ex 5603
Debbie Thurston - Level 3 Teaching Assistant DAT@hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk 01480 375700 ex 5603
Holly Mayho - Level 3 Teaching Assistant HAM@hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk 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 SEND 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 (SENDCO) 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 including 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, Literacy and numeracy interventions.
Alex Scott - SEND Administrator AS@hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk 01480 375700 ex 5763
Simon Parker - Disabilities SCP@hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk 01480 375700 ex 5763
Wendy Alexander - Disability Team WAA email@example.com 01480 375700 ex 5762
Liz Stennning-White - Disability Team EAS@hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk 01480 375700 ex 5762
Sylvia Rangel - Disability Team SRK@hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk 01480 375700 ex 5762
2. FACULTIES - Supporting students in lessons and via targeted intervention groups.
Angela Williams - L3 Teaching Assistant ADW@hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk 01480 375700 ex 5759
Sara Corn - L3 Teaching Assistant SEC@hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk 01480 375700 ex 5789
Jessica Sims - L3 Teaching Assistant JES@hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk 01480 375700 ex 5717
Louise Dunn - L3 Teaching Assistant LAD@hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk 01480 375700 ex 5771
Global Society Faculty:
Jackie Lester - L3 Teaching Assistant JLJ@hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk 01480 375700 ex 5206
Daisy Menczer - L3 Teaching Assistant DSM@hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk 01480 375700 ex 5206
Gill Stevens - HLTA GRSs@hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk 01480 375700 ex 5785
Aiga Herman HA@hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk 01480 375700 ex 5768
Hannah Hurst - L3 Teaching Assistant HLH@hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk 01480 375700 ex 5717
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:
Mr Heath - Assistant Principal AJH@hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk 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.