- Holmfirth High School
- Head: Mr Craig Jansen
- T 01484 691460
- F 01484 691469
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.holmfirthhigh.co.uk
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 16
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Kirklees
- Pupils: 1308
- Religion: Does not apply
- Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 4th July 2012
- Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 15th January 2007
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
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Special Education Needs
The SEN department at this school is a thriving one. It is made up of fifteen members of staff who bring with them a range of expertise and experience. For the most part educational teaching assistants (ETAs) are linked to subject departments within school. This enables them to play an important role in the department and to support students effectively within a classroom situation. There are of course occasions when it is more appropriate for an individual student to work closely with no more than one or two ETAs, so we retain the flexibility to enable this to happen. We offer a range of programmes for students with SEN, these include: *multi sensory literacy programmes run by a teacher for students with specific learning difficulties *in class support *morning registration literacy programmes *reading support lessons (during lesson times) *paired reading(Key Stage 3 students reading to Key Stage 4 students during morning registration) *a movement programme incorporating Brain Gym activities *early morning homework support in the library each morning from 8 o'clock *lunchtime Zig Zag club which offers help with school/homework or where students may go to play games/chat *social skills club (particularly for students on the autistic spectrum) *lunchtime escorts *an alternative curriculum for students at Key Stage 4 *KRONOS and Spectrum, in school counselling/support/health provisions run by school based staff and external agencies such as school nurse, youth workers, Connexions As a department we are also responsible for access arrangements in examinations. The provision for students with SEN is an important whole school responsibility, we endeavour to offer a high quality service for young people and their parents/carers.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|