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  • Holmfirth High School
    Heys Road
    West Yorkshire
    HD9 7SE
  • Head: Mr Craig Jansen
  • T 01484 691460
  • F 01484 691469
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  • 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
Aspergers 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
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
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

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