Learning Support Team


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.

Useful Information
School SEN Offer
School SEN Policy


Mrs. S Hampshaw

Co-ordinator (SENCO)
ssdh@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk

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.


Mrs. A Quinlan

Staff Manager
aq@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk

Mrs. A Quinlan is our SEN Staff Manager who supports the team. She is often the person who contacts parents and arranges meetings. She deals with ‘the nuts and bolts’ of Special Needs and is able to help with any questions you might have. Some children are entitled to have support for the exams and Mrs Quinlan is responsible for making sure that this is in place.


Miss. R Cartledge

Teacher (Transition Co-ordinator)
rjc@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk


Our Specialist ETAs

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

Miss V Abram Miss M Francis Mrs C Swallow
Miss L Berry Mr R Plunkett Mrs H Taylor
Mr J Bradley Ms A Saira Mrs A Turner
Mr T Ford

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.

Student Support Team


Mr. D Fearon

Student Support Director
daf@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk

Many Children go through times when they find it difficult to handle their emotions and this can be seen in school in different ways, such as anger and frustration. The Student Support Team focus on supporting children to find ways of dealing with their emotions, friendship and relationships with staff.

The team is led my Mr. D Fearon, Head of the Student Support Team and is the person you should contact if your child has any difficulty with behaviour.
Each Head of Year tracks their year group to see if children are getting negative comments in lessons or social times. If your child is see to be struggling with behaving in school they might be referred to Student Support for some help.


Mr. C Cooney

Student Support Manager
cwc@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk

Mr. R Gorton

Student Support Manager
rg@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk

Mr. J Lundie

Student Support Manager
jl@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk

Mr. D Moroney

Student Support Manager
dmm@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk

Mr. S Passmore

Student Support Manager
sp@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk

Intervention Support Team



Mrs. V Ryan

Learning Mentor (Senior)
ver@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk

Miss. V Broughton

Learning Mentor
vb@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk

The Intervention Team is managed by Mrs. Victoria Ryan and prides itself on being a champion for students who are in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding. The main focus of their 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.

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

If you have further questions or a complaint, please contact Mrs. S Johnson in the first instance. She is the Assistant Head of Inclusion at Salendine Nook and would want to know if you had a problem that could not be solved.

The Governor at school with responsibility for Additional Needs is to be appointed and they also can be contacted via the school number.

SEND Contact Details

office@snhs.kirklees.sch.uk
01484 657541
Please ask for Mrs. S Hampshaw, Mr. D Fearon or Mrs. A Quinlan.