Through our Graduated approach to SEND, we strive to provide a secure, caring and happy environment in which all of our young people can experience success and enjoyment.
We believe in equal opportunities for all, where everyone is treated with respect, dignity and is equally valued.
We value the views of our young people and their families and provide opportunities for them to influence change and to be fully involved in the decision-making process.
We believe that Inclusion is essential in ensuring the equality of opportunity for all learners whatever their age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, attainment and background. This demonstrates our commitment to valuing the diversity of the Parrs Wood community.
The Inclusion Department:
- Supports teachers with high quality adaptive teaching and to scaffold their teaching to ensure equal access for all young people in learning
- Provides in-class support to some young people
- Delivers individual or group interventions to support young people with a specific area of need
Our Inclusion Team are passionate about ensuring our vulnerable students have a smooth transition into high school. We have transition classes for children who may struggle in large mainstream classrooms. These classes are designed to be more nurturing and taught by teachers who have expertise in teaching children with SEND. We also have a lunch time club for our most vulnerable children which can be accessed via referrals. G12 is also open to encourage friendships and communication.
It may be that your child is invited to additional transition days when they are preparing to start Year 7 from Year 6, to help them familiarise themselves with our school site and expectations prior to them visiting with the other children from their primary school. This day will involve ice-breakers, a tour of the school, a timetable competition, designing a Parrs Wood High School Survival Kit and enjoying spending time in our playgrounds and dinner hall. Parents/carers will also be invited in for a Q&A session with some of our Inclusion Team.
Members of the Inclusion Team may also be invited to your child’s primary school to help plan the transition process, especially if they have and Educational Health and Care Plan.
The Inclusion Team can offer individual support to your child to help him/her transition into secondary school. This could include:
- ‘About Me’ (Manchester Inclusion strategy – including learning, behaviour, physical, medical needs circulated to all staff)
- Risk and resilience plans
- Access to inclusion room during unstructured times (referral must be made via inclusion staff)
- Intervention programmes offered by EAL faculty/Inclusion
- Toilet/medical pass (sensory/physical needs)
- 1:1 support (cognition and learning)
- Staff who are qualified in manual handling (sensory and physical needs)
- In class support from Inclusion Learning Support Assistant (range of SEND needs)
- Coloured overlay (sensory/physical needs)
- Lift Pass (sensory/physical needs)
- G12 Lunch Club (Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties)
The Inclusion Team are happy to discuss any questions you may have and can be contacted via the main office or by email:
Please also visit our Supporting Students with SEND page for our SEND Report and more information on how we can support your child.