Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

Weatherhead’s SEND Team

Weatherhead’s SEND Team provides personalised support for students with a range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and strives to meet every student’s individual needs. We work closely with students, their parents/carers and external agencies to ensure students are actively supported and included in decision-making, so they can ultimately achieve their ambitions and the best possible educational outcomes.

This page is here to guide students and their parents/carers to key information, advice, help and support.

Meet the Team

Our SEND team is based in the school’s dedicated SEND hub in room E107. The hub comprises of student workstations, a formal meeting space with table and chairs and an informal seating area with sofas and beanbags.

Mr Graham

Mr Graham

Director of SEND

Miss Brennan

Miss Brennan

Assistant SENCO

Mrs Slater

Child Looked After Administrator

Mrs James

SEND Administrator

Click here to contact a member of the team.

An Open Letter

Vicky Ford MP, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families, has written an open letter to all children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), their parents/carers and families, and those who support them.  Please click here to read.

 

Wirral SEND Services Update

As a result of the day-to-day changes taking place due to the Coronavirus (COVID 19), Wirral Council and Local Offer Wirral have put together a SEND Snapshot to keep parents/carers informed of changes to services and the help and support available.

Click here for the SEND Snapshot for Parents and Carers (May 2021).

 

Free Online Courses

Free online courses for parents/carers to provide practical help, advice and resources:

SEND Policy and Information Report

Sets out how Weatherhead supports and makes provision for pupils with special educational needs (SEND). Explain the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved in providing for pupils with SEND.

Parent and Carer Handbook

A useful guide to help parents and carers understand SEN provision at Weatherhead High School.

Provision Map

Information about the provisions available at Weatherhead.

SEND Code of Practice

Statutory guidance for organisations working with and supporting children and young people who have special educational needs or disabilities.

Local Offer Wirral

Information about the support available locally.

Supporting SEND Students with Remote Learning

The ADHD Foundation works in partnership with individuals, families and agencies to improve emotional well being, educational attainment, behaviour and life chances through better understanding and self management.

Autism Together is a specialist charity supporting people with autism.

The British Dyslexia Association offers dyslexia information, advice and services.

The Council for Disabled Children bring together professionals, practitioners and policy-makers.

The Independent Provider of Special Education Advice (IPSEA) help children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities across England get the appropriate education, training and support which they are entitled to under the law.

Local Offer Wirral provides information for the parents and carers of children and young people and information and services for young people between the ages of 16 – 25.

MyMind is a website for young people, parents, and professionals working with children & young people. Here you can find information on how to look after your mental health, how to access help and support, and details of support services in your local area.

The National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) is the independent national voice of parent carer forums.

PALS is a Patient Advice and Liaison Service, an accessible, confidential, free service that supports people by listening to their views and concerns.

Special Needs Jungle is parent-led information, resources and informed opinion about children and young people with special educational needs, disability, health conditions or rare diseases.

Young Minds provides a beginner’s guide to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) an NHS service that assesses and treats young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties.

Mr Graham
Director of SEND

Miss Brennan
Assistant SENCO

Mrs Slater
Child Looked After Administrator

Mrs James
SEND Administrator

Mrs Duffy, Dyslexia & Literacy Support
Mrs Daly, Learning Zone
Higher Level Teaching Assistants

Contact the SEND Team

Phone

0151 631 4400 extension 263

Email

send@weatherheadhigh.co.uk

Contact the SEND Team

Phone

0151 631 4400 extension 263

Email

send@weatherheadhigh.co.uk

Mr Graham
Director of SEND

Miss Brennan
Assistant SENCO

Mrs Slater
Child Looked After Administrator

Mrs James
SEND Administrator

Mrs Duffy, Dyslexia & Literacy Support
Mrs Daly, Learning Zone
Higher Level Teaching Assistants