Poole High School welcomes and caters for students with a variety of severe and complex additional educational needs.

Support is offered for students with physical impairments (including mobility difficulties), sensory impairments (speech, vision and hearing), autism spectrum disorders and specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyspraxia.

The Learning Support Team pride itself on actively promoting and developing the learning of all its students on the Additional Educational Needs register through targeted intervention in a flexible and supportive environment.

We have two SENCos - Mrs K. Dewsnap and Mrs D Hitchens who lead and manage a large team of Learning Support Assistants. There are always 17 fully qualified classroom Learning Support Assistants who help students in a variety of ways to achieve their full potential. These Learning Support Assistants have a high level of training and the relevant skills and knowledge to help our students aspire to achieve their best. Our LSAs work both collaboratively with individual students and with targeted groups inside and out of the classroom to help our students strive for success.

The Learning Support Team also prides itself on its flexibility and expertise in supporting pupils with additional educational needs. There is effective liaison with parents, medical professionals and Local Authority staff to ensure high quality provision for our students. This is also linked to an open door policy where students, parents and staff are made to feel comfortable whenever support or expertise is required.

If you are thinking of sending your child to Poole High School, and they have an additional learning need, please do not hesitate to get in contact at aen@poolehigh.poole.sch.uk.

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