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SEND Information


My name is Miss Hyde, and I am the SENCO at Stretford Grammar school.

A young person is defined as having special educational needs if they find it harder to learn than most young people of the same age or if they have a disability that stops them from making use of the same facilities as their peers.

Stretford Grammar School SEND Department can be accessed by students and their families for help and advice with regards to special educational needs and/or disability (SEND). As the SENCO, I am responsible for helping to ensure that the school meets the needs of children with SEND and that supportive provisions and strategies are co-ordinated successfully.

I currently work alongside four Learning Support Workers who hold a wealth of experience supporting students with special educational needs. Mrs Ghaffur, Mrs Wilson, Mrs Yeung and Mrs Akhtar have backgrounds in the fields of; Supporting students with SEND , SEMH and wellbeing, ASC, psychology, nutrition and sociology. The Learning Support team have also undertaken numerous training courses linked to SEN during their careers.

At Stretford Grammar School, each child with SEND has an individual learning ‘passport’ which is shared with teaching staff. Students are supported through cycles of assess, plan, do and review. If needed, students are supported by a Key Worker during lessons alongside the universal provision of ‘quality first’ differentiated teaching where subject teachers set high expectations for every pupil and use a variety of strategies to overcome barriers to individual student’s learning.

The SEND department is based within the HUB (previously the Learning Support Centre) which is a warm and welcoming environment providing both a safe haven and a quiet zone for working. Here, students will also be offered support and advice and the opportunity to undertake extra-curricular activities.

This year we are excited to be taking part in the ‘Autism in Schools Project’ alongside Trafford’s Special Educational Needs Advisory services and I am sure that this collaborative project will being a wealth of benefits to the school community.

I hold a SEND Parent Forum each term to discuss the individual support that children with special educational needs are currently being offered but in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or queries.