Contacts & FAQs
Contact HHS SEN Department
If you have a child currently attending or due to attend our school and you have any queries regarding the support department or SEND at Hellesdon HIgh School, then there are a few ways you can contact us.
Telephone: 01603 424711
The school office will pass on any requests or messages to our team.
You can contact our SENDCo, Miss McLellan, directly via email.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the role of the support department at Hellesdon High School?
The support department at Hellesdon High School is responsible for many SEND programs. Our primary responsibility is to make sure our students get the support they need in their regular classes. However, in addition to this we also run an array of distinct programmes to ensure our students get the most they possibly can from their school experience. More information is available from our SEND Information Report, below.
Who does the department support?
The department principally supports students on the SEND list. For a better understanding of what a special educational need may be please click here, although please be aware that these are only a few examples of SEND needs and many more exist.
Who are the members of the support department at Hellesdon High School?
The Support Department at Hellesdon consists of our SENCo and the Learning Support Assistants (LSAs). You can get to know us all a little better by visiting our team's page here.
What constitutes a Special Educational Need?
Some children have needs or disabilities which affect their ability to learn. These needs can be:
- General understanding
- Physical needs or impairments
If these difficulties mean that special educational provision needs to be in place, that child is said to have a Special Educational Need.
I am concerned that my child may have a Special Educational Need. What should I do?
If you are worried that your child is struggling at school and may have a special educational need, the first step should be to contact our SENDCo, Ms McLellan by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us on 01603 424711.
Miss McLellan will talk to you about these concerns and then ask all your child’s teachers for information about progress, behaviour, concerns etc. Once this has been collected, a meeting will be arranged with you to discuss the next steps. We encourage you to get in touch, regardless of how great or small your concern might be - We believe it is better to discuss any concerns rather than leave a child to struggle.
My child is in Year 5/6, has an EHCP and I am considering Hellesdon High School for them. What should I do?
Choosing the right secondary school for your child is a difficult decision to make. If you think that HHS might be your choice, contact our SENDCo, Miss McLellan, to arrange a time to visit the school, discuss your child’s needs and to find out what the school is able to provide for your child.
It is probably better to visit the school without your child first. If you then feel that it might be the best choice, a visit with your child can then be arranged so that they can also decide if they feel the school would suit them. Once you have made your choice, the SENDCo will attend your child’s next Annual Review, during which transition plans will be discussed.
What is Hellesdon High School's SEND policy?
Like all schools, Hellesdon High has a fully ratified and approved SEND policy that conforms to government guidelines and is fully available for to all to see. It exists to ensure we fulfil our obligation to provide a full and inclusive educational experience to all of our SEND students. It is available to view below.
A link on the SEND section of our website does not work or you would like some additional information
If you tried to follow a link on this department's site but found it not working, or if you require any additional information from this section of the website, then please contact us. We will resolve the issue as soon as we can and apologise if this difficulty caused you any inconvenience.