The Learning Support department ensures
that pupils who require additional support
due to physical, learning or behavioural
difficulties or whose attendance at school
has been affected because of health
reasons have their needs fully met whilst
being able to access a comprehensive and
The Learning Support department has its
own suite of rooms where staff deliver
individual and small group skills sessions
for pupils. In-class support is also directed
by the department, utilising appropriately
trained teaching and non-teaching staff.
Members of the Learning Support
department liaise closely with staff of
contributory primary schools and with
further education colleagues to ensure that
pupils with additional needs are
appropriately catered for on transfer to
Broughton at age 11 and on leaving the
school for further education at 16.
What is SEND?
A pupil has special educational needs (SEND) if he or she has learning needs that require special educational provision to be made.
A pupil has a learning difficulty if he or she has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of pupils of the same age or has a disability which prevents or hinders the pupil from making use of educational facilities of a kind provided for pupils of the same age in other schools within the local authority.
All staff at Broughton have a responsibility to work together with parents/carers and pupils to develop inclusive practices that will overcome the barriers to learning.
Who is the SENCO at Broughton High School?
The SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) at Broughton is Mrs Gledhill. Parents should contact her if they have any queries regarding SEND/Learning Support.
Mrs Gledhill is available at parents’ meetings to discuss pupil progress and areas of focus and development. The department offers lunchtime clubs and after school clubs for handwriting, organisation, homework and revision. In addition pupils with SEN statements, or Education Health Care Plans receive an annual review.
You can contact Mrs Geldhill by email or by telephone: 01772 863849.