Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)
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 Morris is Director of SEND and designated teacher for children in care.
- Mrs Slater, provides Administrative Support for SEND and children in care.
- Miss Hodgson is the SEND Administrator.
Click here to contact a member of the team.
Parent and Carer Advice and Support
In addition to scheduled appointments, Mr Morris, Director of SEND, is available for drop-ins at Form Tutor Parent Evenings and dedicated SEND Parent drop-ins – no appointment necessary! The autumn term drop-ins are:
- Local Offer Wirral Information Sharing Evening – Thank you to everyone who attended the SEND Parents Information Evening on 23rd October. For those of you who were unable to attend, please click here for a copy of the presentation.
- Year 8 Form Tutor Parents’ Evening, Thursday 14th November 2019, 4-6pm
- SEND Parent drop-in, Thursday 5th December 2019, 3.30pm-6pm
Student Support Sessions
In addition to the extra-curricular curriculum and pastoral support sessions, our Teaching Assistants deliver activities specifically for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Click here for the lunchtime and afterschool timetables.
Support sessions for ADHD and ASC are open to students with the condition but also students who are experiencing the condition via a family member:
- ‘Students living with ADHD’ meets on the first Thursday of each month at 1pm in E107. The next sessions this term will take place on Thursday 7th November and Thursday 5th December.
- ‘Students living with ASC’ meets on the second Thursday of each month at 1pm in E017. The next sessions this term will take place on Thursday 14th November and Thursday 12th December.
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.
The school’s provision for students with special educational needs and disabilities.
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.
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.
PALS is a Patient Advice and Liaison Service, an accessible, confidential, free service that supports people by listening to their views and concerns.
Contact the SEND Team
Director of SEND:
SEN/LAC Admin Officer:
Higher Level Teaching Assistants:
Mrs Duffy, Dyslexia & Literacy Support
Mrs Daly, Learning Zone
0151 631 4400 x263