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At Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School, we believe that every child is entitled to a broad, balanced, relevant curriculum, and fully understand that at times all students may need some additional support. As a Christian school we strongly believe that this equality of education is vital and is underpinned by High Expectations, High Aspirations and High Standards for all. It should not be constrained by age, gender, creed, race, physical disability, special educational need or vulnerability. High Quality First Teaching delivered by highly qualified teaching staff is available for all students. Where appropriate, students will have support form a teaching assistant in class to support their learning, and encourage them to be as independent as possible.
In addition to our subject specialist teaching staff, we have a committed Inclusion Team to offer additional support, strategically led by our SENDCO. At Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School, we have this year introduced ‘The Progress Hub’. This is an area of school that will support our SEND students, as well as any students at the ‘identification stage’, where referrals to the Progress Hub can be made via the pastoral teams. The aim of the Progress Hub is to provide the ‘Right Support in the Right Place, at the Right Time’. In consultation with the student, parents and carers, we can put a program of supportive intervention in place, and seek additional support form external agencies, if required. The Progress Hub is a unique resource to Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School. This learning space is used, ultimately, to provide the students with the tools and strategies they may require to manage mainstream education, in the classroom with the subject specialists. The Progress Hub serves to be a happy, secure and developmental environment in which all individuals are encouraged and enabled to learn. The support offered differs from student to student, so can range from supporting their social emotional and mental health needs, speech and language and social skills. The Progress Hub will also provide support for our EAL students (English as an Additional Language).
Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School supports students via a holistic school approach meeting the needs of all students within the school and involves all staff. This ensures a joined-up approach to meeting the needs of every single student and the whole child. It is our belief that every child matters and we adopt a relentless approach to ensure that they are able to fully access their education.
Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School has a Local Authority Key Stage 3 and 4 Designated Provision for children with Cognition and Learning Needs. All of the students within the Designated Provision have an Education and Health Care Plan.
The students are taught in a calm, nurturing and welcoming self-contained environment. The students are incredibly proud of their workspace and would encourage you to visit us.
Within the Designated Provision the students follow a heavily tailored curriculum, personalised to support their specific needs. Key Stage 4 students where possible follow a GCSE/BTEC route (again this is based upon the individual capabilities of each student), whilst also working towards a range of Entry Level Certificates. The group as a cohort are regularly presented with AQA certificates, which celebrate both academic and life skills. We also follow the ASDAN programme where a range of invaluable life skills are worked upon, including teamwork, independent learning, coping with problems, and using maths, English and IT. We aim to challenge the children academically and, where possible, encourage students to access mainstream lessons. Our Year 11 students have all gone on to college and university, studying a variety of courses from sport, cooking horticulture and animal management, and games design.
There is a specific focus within the Designated Provision on speech and language development, social skills development and independence.
We have a very successful working relationship with Warrington Wolves. Their Ability Team joins the Designated Provision each week to work on team building skills, effective communication and problem solving.
Horticulture is used as an alternative therapy for Designated Provision students. Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School was awarded a £10,000 grant to improve the gardens. The students of the Designated Provision are so proud to be a part of the transformation.