Brighton Hill Community School

with specialist sports status

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with specialist sports status
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Home >> Supporting Your Child >> Learning Support Department >> Q: What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the school?

Published on - 16-05-2016

Q: What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the school?

  • The SENCo (Helen Macdonald) has recently gained SENCo accreditation. The Head of Learning Support (Wendy Cornelius) is a specialist dyslexia teacher and is a trained in assessing for Access Arrangements for students undertaking exams or controlled assessments.
  • The Manager of the FLC (Lynsey Roche) has received training in:
    -  Framework for Enhanced Individual Pastoral Support (FEIPS)
    - NVQ Level 3 in Youth and Community Work
    - Designated Safeguard Leader
    - First Aid at work
    - Prevent Trainer
    - Certificate in working with EAL students
  • The schools Family Support Advisor (Racheal Thomas) has over 20 years of experience of working with children and families and has received training in:
    -  Two NVQ 4’s in child care and residential child care
    - Accredited Triple P and teen Triple P facilitator
    - Support work in school Diploma
    - Trained ELSA
  • The Learning Support team and the FLC team liaise with many specialist services and outside experts to ensure provision for our students is appropriate and meets all needs.  The school works closely with any external agencies that are relevant to individual students’ needs, including:
    - Health – GPs, school nurse, clinical psychologists and psychiatrists (CAMHS), paediatricians, speech & language therapists, occupational therapists
    - Social services – locality teams, social workers, child protection teams, family intervention programmes
    - Hampshire Educational Psychology Service
    - Hampshire Inspectorate and Advisory Service : Specialist Teacher Advisors – hearing impairment, visual impairment, physical disabilities, communication and language, SEND team


Q: Where can I find Hampshire’s Local offer?

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Q: Who can I contact for further information outside of BHCS?

Additionally, the school liaises with and can refer parents/carers to the following agencies for information and support: Parent Partnership, offer...

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Q: Who can I contact for further information at BHCS?

A parent/carer’s first point of contact should be the child’s tutor to share concerns Miss H Heath Head of Year 7 & 8, Zone 7...

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Q: How do we know if it has had an impact?

We see evidence that the student is making progress academically against national/age expected measures and that the gap is narrowing – they a...

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Q: How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child will receive?

Our provision is arranged to meet our students’ needs, within the resources available.  This approach reflects the fact that different st...

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Q: How are the school’s resources allocated and matched to children’s needs?

We ensure that all students with SEND have their needs met to the best of the school’s ability, within the funds available. The budget is all...

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How will the school prepare and support my child when joining the school and transferring to a new school?

Our goal is to make sure our new students feel like they belong at BHCS before they officially arrive.  Learning is most effective when student...

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Q: How accessible is the school environment?

Apart from 6 classrooms in the English Block, the school is all on ground level but some faculty blocks need to be accessed by steps or permanent ra...

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Q: How will my child be included in activities outside the classroom including school trips?

All students are entitled to be included in all parts of the school curriculum and we aim for all students to be included on school trips. We will p...

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Q: How will my child be able to contribute their views?

Students’ views are highly valued at the school and their opinions are sought on many areas of school life, as well as their own learning. ...

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