SEND Drop-in Sessions:

The SEND team run drop-in sessions three times a year which are held in A12.. These are informal sessions in which you can talk to the LSAs, the Assistant SENCo and the SENCo about how your young person is being supported academically and socially.

Details of sessions: Wednesday 4th November 2015 3.30 – 4.30
Monday 29th February 2016 3.30 – 4.30
Wednesday 4th May 2016 3.30 – 4.30

The Department:

The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Department at Stowmarket High School has a well-established and knowledgeable team of Learning Support Assistants (LSA) .The LSAs provide in-class support throughout the school covering all areas of the curriculum as well as individual and small group support in our tuition room to students on the SEND Register.
From September 2014 the new SEND Code of Practise became a legal requirement for schools to adhere to. If you would like more information about the new legislation then please follow the link to

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Some students who are likely to find examinations particularly difficult may be entitled to special considerations, these may take the form of an amanuensis, 25% extra time or the use of a word processor. The SEN department can arrange an assessment by an Educational Psychologist to allow us to apply to the Examination Boards for the consideration.

Personalised learning is available to some students and a variety of Literacy Intervention Programmes are available.

The SEN department is open daily from 08.30-16.30hrs including break time and lunchtime and support is offered during this time to assist with homework as well as emotional support for students experiencing personal difficulties.

For students joining us from Year 6, we provide an intensive transition programme in collaboration with Stowupland High School and the feeder primary schools. The LSAs visit the primary schools to meet with the students and to become a familiar face. The Primary School pupils then begin to visit the school prior to “Newcomers Day” to familiarise themselves with their new surroundings. The visits culminate in a large proportion of the SEN studentstaking part in a lunchtime activity together in Stowmarket High’s SEN department with a lunch provided.

The Staff

Mrs B Allen - SENCO 
Mrs J Allen – Assistant SENCo
Mrs M Cane - LSA 
Mrs T Sawyer - LSA 
Mrs K Hainsworth - LSA
Mrs B Mayes - LSA 
Mr L Winchester - LSA
Mrs S Finn - LSA
Mr O Walters SEN Governor

What our parents say

“The positive attitude and cheerfulness of the Teaching Assistants at the session was much appreciated by me.”