Longbenton High School prides ourselves on the fact that we are a fully inclusive school, where all students matter and are at the heart of decision making. All of our teaching staff are aware of the needs of each individual child and how to best support them in their learning, ensuring maximum progress for all. The support towards individual development goes far beyond the classroom, encompassing a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities.
Our Learning Support and Pastoral Support are highlighted by parents as being strengths of the school. We welcome working in partnership with parents, in addition to any other professionals who work alongside individual children. It is this shared responsibility that ensures optimum success for all students. We recognise the importance of health, wellbeing and care for all students, as well as ensuring that each child is encouraged and motivated towards their academic potential.
Our transition work with students is exemplary. Parents of children in Year 4 or above are invited to an Open Evening each September and we actively encourage parents to return to visit the college during the school day, in order that the normal day-to-day special ethos of Longbenton can be experienced. Towards the end of the summer term we host a range of transition activities. Importantly, however, we recognise that some students need significantly more support towards a successful transition: working alongside parents and/or primary schools, we therefore tailor a personalised transition package to meet the needs of each child. As part of this personalised approach, students may become part of our Transition Nurture Group, or may be invited to additional visits to Longbenton High School.
Our SENCO is Mrs C Avary.
Longbenton High School SEND Report
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