Learning Support

There may be times in your school life when you, your teachers or family feel you need some extra support to make sure you achieve your best. There are different groups of people in school who can provide that support and help you in making sure you make progress at Westborough High School.

We want to make sure that your individual abilities are recognised and that you can achieve your potential at school. We make sure that staff understand your needs and abilities and are aware of them when teaching you.

Our Early Help Leaflet

Learning Support Unit

This unit is where the Special Educational Needs staff and inclusion staff can be found.

In addition to the SENCo, assistant SENCo and Learning Support team , we have three specialist inclusion workers, a school nurse and two bilingual behaviour and attendance workers . Westborough has really strong links with external agencies and we work closely with other local secondary schools and the Pupil Referral Unit at Westfields.

We have an isolation room where pupils work when they need to reflect on poor behaviour. Parents are always called into school for a meeting following time in isolation and targets are set with the inclusion team .

Mrs G Sweasey Deputy Headteacher
Welfare and Designated Senior Child Protection Officer
Miss C Long SENCo
Mrs M Smith Inclusion/Isolation Manager
Mrs N Delaney Inclusion/Isolation Manager
Mrs S Teagle Inclusion/Isolation Manager
Ms N Cullen Year 7 Leader
Mrs C Marsden Year 8 Leader
Mr M Garside Year 9 Leader
Miss L Yates Year 10 Leader
Mr Z Sidat Year 11 Leader

We also have school nurse who helps pupils with health needs – both emotional and physical . She runs drop in clinics at lunchtimes for pupils. Contact Lorraine Manning lmanning2@w-h-s.org.uk for further information.

We have Year Leaders in school to help pupils if they are going through a difficult time – either at home or at school. A Year Leader can help break the barriers to learning. They are also trained mentors who can listen to you and help you to solve your problems at school or even at home. They can also get help for you from other services outside school.

SEN (Special Educational Needs)

There is a range of help available in school both in and out of class to make sure your needs are fully met.

Who should I talk to if I want more information?

Miss C Long (SENCo) or Miss J Peake (ASENCo).

More Able

We recognise that pupils work at different abilities and ensure that pupils working at all levels are challenged in their work, especially the more able pupils in school. More able pupils are those pupils who achieve, or have the ability to achieve, at a level significantly above the average for their year group. ‘More able’ pupils are also those who have achieved level 5c or above in their Key Stage 2 results.

If your child has been identified as being more able there are numerous opportunities available to them at Westborough. These include support from teachers in setting challenging work, extra-curricular activities including clubs, support with homework or revision, opportunities to experience higher education at universities and workshops that are aimed to develop their skills and abilities further. More information is available here.

Who should I talk to if I want more information?

Your Year Leader.