I’m a Pupil
Normally, we can tell who needs extra help through assessments or tests in class. However, if you think you need extra help you should speak to your class teacher or, if it’s a problem in all classes, to one of these people. You could also e-mail them at SENenquiries@w-h-s.org.uk
Understanding your difficulties or ‘SEN’
This is the first step to getting the help you need. It will usually involve making a ‘learning passport’ with a member of staff. This helps you and your parents to understand your difficulties better and what you can do to help yourself.
Helping your teachers understand
Giving your teachers a learning passport will help them make adjustments so that you don’t struggle as much. Your teacher is the expert and they are the person who can best help you with your subject work. You should keep speaking to them so that they understand what you are finding difficult or what you are finding helpful.
Giving you support
Your most effective support will come in the classroom from your teacher. However, sometimes you may need some tests to see exactly what you’re struggling with and other support staff may work with you to improve your reading, writing, spelling, maths, emotional regulation or do physio exercises with you. First you will be ‘assessed’, then you and your parents will be involved in the ‘assessing, planning, doing, and reviewing’ so that you can keep making progress.