Mrs. S Hampshaw

Co-ordinator (SENCO)


This team is managed by Mrs. S Hampshaw, SENCO who is the person you should contact if your child has any difficulty with learning. She teaches and also works with staff to make sure your child receives the right education and is happy across school. Mrs Hampshaw meets regularly with primary schools so knows about children who need some extra help before they arrive at Salendine Nook.

The Learning Support Team prides itself on being a champion for pupils with additional needs, whatever these may be. The team make sure that any reasonable adjustments are made for children with disabilities and learning difficulties.

Additional Needs

When appropriate, a statutory assessment may be carried out by the LA which may result in a student being given an Education, Health and Care Plan. However, the needs of most students will be met without such an assessment having to be made. Specialist provision available may include small group work, individual programmes and extra support in lessons, along with regular monitoring and reviewing of progress made.

The school has an established framework both in the Additional Needs Department and in the Student Support Centre which enables us to access and then identify students with learning issues. This allows us to put the appropriate strategies in place to deal with these potential barriers to learning.

Year 7 & 8

All students follow the National Curriculum in Mathematics, Science, English, Technology, History, Geography, French, Art, Music, Drama, Physical Education, Religious Education, Information Technology, PE (including swimming) and PME. Year 7 and 8 students will study two languages - French and Spanish.

Years 9, 10 & 11

In Years 9, 10 and 11, all students must study English, Mathematics, Double Science or three separate Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), Physical Education, Religious Education and Citizenship through PME lessons. The option pathways system then guides students towards the most appropriate courses for the duration of Key Stage Four. Other options include Photography, Child Development and Health and Social Care.

Throughout their five years at Salendine Nook High, students can be timetabled to learn or improve their performance on musical instruments. These lessons are taken by staff from Musica Kirklees.

Meet the Team

Mrs. A Quinlan

HLTA (Staff Manager)

Mr. R Plunkett


Mrs. A O'Dowd


Miss. R Cartledge

Teacher (Transition Co-ordinator)

Intervention Support

The ETA's work with different groups of children and deal with any needs in the classroom.

Miss M Alvi Mr C Cooney Mr T Ford Miss E Handy
Miss L Hatfield Miss G Holdt Miss D Isma Miss Heidi Lambert (DT)
Ms A Saira Mrs H Taylor

Intervention Support at SNHS prides itself on being a champion for students who are in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding. The main focus of its work is to support students who are struggling to cope at school, particularly in terms if keeping up with the core subjects of Maths, English and Science.

We make sure that the students who are dropping behind in these areas are given support either in lessons or before and after school.

Everyone at Salendine Nook shares the same ambition for high quality support and outcomes for students with SEND, and everyone is clear what their role is in achieving this.

If you have any questions or wish to raise a concern, please contact Mrs. S Johnson, our Assistant Principal in charge of Inclusion at Salendine Nook.

The Governor at school with responsibility for Additional Needs is Mrs S Healey, who can be contacted via the school number.

SEND Contact Details
01484 657541
Please ask for Mrs. S Hampshaw, Mr. D Fearon or Mrs. A Quinlan.