At Hinchingbrooke School we pride ourselves on being a fully inclusive school that is able to meet the needs of a diverse range of learners
Everyone within the Hinchingbrooke community plays a role in supporting students with additional needs, and all teachers are teachers of students with SEND. Our quality first teaching, and carefully planned provision ensures that the needs of all students are met at all stages in their educational journey.
The SEND team are found in Basecamp, our purpose built facilities, in the lower school and is made up of:
Director of SEND – Rebecca Bierton
SENDCo – TBC
Assistant SENDCo – Alex Scott
Assistant SENDCo – Simon Parker
SEND Administrator – Hannah Arkle
Nurture provision specialist teachers – Sue Dobos & Emma Smith
Literacy Intervention Co-ordinator – Angela Williams
Literacy Intervention Team – Emily Wright, Jo Lattimore
Maths Intervention TA – Sara Corn
L4 HLTA – Gill Stevens
L3 SEND Teaching Assistants – Wendy Alexander, Aaron Alkavana, Aiga Hermane, Damien Hine, Emily Wright, Jo Lattimore, Liz Stenning-White, Louise Dunn, Sam Quesne, Sofiea Thomas, Val Rossi, Nikki Fuller, Emma Issac
L1 SEND Teaching Assistants – Daniel Hayes, Kelly Jackson, Leanne Buckley
The SEND team can be contacted on extension 5763 or by emailing Alex Scott on AS@Hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk for general enquiries or Simon Parker on SCP@Hinchbk.cambs.sch.uk for all transition / new student enquiries
Overview of SEND provision and support at Hinchingbrooke School
Our SEND Handbook, which overviews our department in full can be found here
Our SEND Information Report is available to view here
Our SEND Policy is available here
Our Accessibility Plan is available here
Our Trust SENDA Policy is available here
Basecamp is the purpose-built area of lower school that supports students with additional needs. We have a large social area called the Haven and learning support classrooms, as well as a disabled therapy room, a sensory room and a kitchen and eating area that is used for a range of events and interventions. We provide wrap around care for students in this area of school via the provision our specialist SEND team has in place.
Further information in relation to how we have adapted Basecamp to ensure it is used safely in relation to COVID restrictions can be found here
Nurture Provision at Hinchingbrooke School
The Nurture Provision at Hinchingbrooke School was introduced to ensure that the needs of all learners were met throughout their educational journey.
It was recognised that increasingly more students were transitioning into senior school that were not fully ‘secondary ready’ in either academic, social and emotional terms, or in both. The idea of the Nurture provision came from a desire to be able to fully meet these students needs whilst maintaining the high aspiration and fulfilment of potential that we have for all students.
The knowledge that they needed a different type of support that can cultivate their basic academic skills in a fully inclusive manner, but ensure they still had access to a curriculum that was broad and balanced in every way led to the development of the Nurture provision that exists in Year 7 and 8 today.
The Nurture provision provides support in relation to basic academic skills and ‘catch up’ in an inclusive and targeted way, and where applicable, it supports students’ self-esteem and social, emotional and mental health needs. This is especially the case for many of the students who may not be considered ‘secondary ready’ and would find the large site and number of teachers within the school curriculum an overwhelming situation to manage and thrive in.
Further information on our Nurture provision can be found in our Nurture handbook here