22nd May 2019
The SEND department has had a lot on since the Easter holidays. Here are just a few of the things that have been going on since then.
As part of our Eden Project (Land based vocational studies), the SEND department applied to the Woodland Trust for free trees and hedging. Our application was successful and we received thirty saplings and thirty hedging bushes. The hedging will be planted along the fence between the school and the road to provide a safe haven and food source for creatures and birds. The saplings will be planted around our amphitheatre to create a pleasant area to sit and provide shade in the summer.
The SEND department has now been given ownership of their own Inclusion Hub. This room is equipped with a bank of computers and has provided much needed space for our staff and students alike.
The department would also like to welcome our Deputy SENDCo Ms Mock and three of our new LSA’s, Mr Shield, Ms Hassan and Ms Tonaydin. In the short time they have been here, they have proved to be a great asset to the department and have provided excellent support to our pupils.
Recently a few of our students have been involved in some of our staff recruitment. They have taken part in the pupil panels as well as escorting candidates on tours around the school. They are to be congratulated on their professional approach to the interviews and their exemplary behaviour.
In the Easter term, students of our CoPE (Certificate of Personal Effectiveness) Food Wise course, prepared, cooked and served a three course meal to the Pastoral Team and the Senior Leadership Team. This course incorporates skills for learning, both for life and for employment and leads to an accredited certificate.
5th August 2019
11th July 2019
Year 9 Aspiration Trip to Middlesex University