Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
At Highcliffe School, identifying a student’s educational differences creates opportunities for learning rather than boundaries.
Our aim is for all students to obtain their academic and social potential: this can only be achieved by equal partnership between School and parents/carers. School is a learning environment where students should feel safe, supported and sufficiently prepared to continue their studies at home. We successfully support a number of students with more complex specific needs including physical disabilities.
For any student to succeed they must feel confident to take risks in their learning – getting something wrong is a vital part of the learning process. To this end we aim to develop students as independent and resilient learners so that they can do their very best in any learning situation.
Thank you so, so much for sorting this out so quickly. I am trying very hard not to get worried about things. You solving this so quickly means I can relax. Thank you very, very much. – A Year 8 Highcliffe Student
We recognise that the support needed for a student with educational differences can be delivered by a wide range of professionals including, but not exclusively, the classroom teacher, teaching assistants and outside agencies. As a mainstream Secondary School, the ultimate goal will always be to keep the student integrated in a full curriculum with their peers. We have a dedicated team of specialist SEND teachers and Teaching Assistants working with students on a daily basis.
Our provision and practice is in line with the 2014 SEND Code of Practice. The SEND register is dynamic and students may on occasion only spend a short time on it before being removed. In line with the Code of Practice and the School’s own beliefs, the students’ views are central to the support they are offered, whether it is during a lesson or at an extra-curricular club.
At Highcliffe School we feel passionately about supporting students so that they can fulfil their potential and leave us with as many doors open to them as possible, allowing them to make their own decisions about their future.
The following links are also linked to Highcliffe Schools SEND provision:
Equality and Accessibility Policy
SEND Local Offer
All other school policies can also be found under the 'Policies' link on the Information menu.
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On 18th May 2017, ten Year 7 students went on a trip to Trinity College in Oxford. The ten students were going to ‘graduate’ from their recent assignments from the Brilliant Club.
Our Mufti Day held on 7th April raised an incredible £1066.48! This has enabled the school to buy a second defibrillator and donate £631.11 to the British Heart Foundation.
It was business as usual for the Year 13 biologists as the ‘troop’ visited the ‘World of Monkeys’ on Tuesday, 3rd April, at the Ape Rescue Centre near Wool, Dorset.
Y10 GCSE Catering students enter the Christchurch Food Festival Cookery Challenge.
On Thursday 27th April, a group of Year 12 students attended the UCAS Convention at Bournemouth University.
Sixth Formers visited Cittaviveka Buddhist Monastery in Chithurst, West Sussex as part of their A level studies.
On the 2nd May, 10 students from Year 10 visited St Hilda’s College, Oxford University.