Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) at High Tunstall is structured through our local offer.  The local offer provides information on what services children, young people and their families can expect from High Tunstall College of Science. Knowing what is available in each Hartlepool school and in the authority as a whole gives you more choice and therefore more control over what support is right for your child.  We hope that the information contained with our information report allows you to make the right decision about a placement for your child.

‘Knowing every child’ is key to our community at High Tunstall and is fundamental to understanding special education needs.  For students who require additional support there will be a detailed pupil profile which provides staff with a single point of reference for staff in school to understand you child and their needs.  For those with further support needs an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) may be applied for which then can allow access to additional funding to help support and meet the needs of individual students.  For more detail see the Department for Educations: SEN Guide for parents

Mrs Gray has created a set of resources to help students with additional needs prepare and discuss coming back to school.   Please print the resources below to support students’ transition back to school after lockdown. If you need any further resources or social stories, please contact Mrs Gray who will be happy to help.

Lockdown Experience Sheet

Social Story – Symbols Sheet

Social Story No Symbols

Feelings Sheet

HTCS SEND Information Report

Minister Ford’s Open Letter to Children/Young People with SEND

Got a question?

Email Mrs F Stobbs, Senior Teacher and SENDCO

Contact the college on (01429) 261446

To view more information about our SEN provision please select one of the sections or documents below.

Our SEND policy can be found here.

If you like to make a complaint regarding SEND at the college please follow the complaints procedure – available here.

You can also view the local offer across Hartlepool on the Hartlepool SEN Website

“Every child brings a unique pattern of strengths and areas of need to our community and the school aims to fulfil the potential of all students.”