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Cotham School

0117 919 8000
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Inclusion Support

Support is divided into two broad areas:  Learning Support (SEND) and Student and Family Support (Inclusion).

Learning Support

Additional learning support is offered to all children who are experiencing significant difficulty in accessing the curriculum because of barriers to their learning by an experienced team of SEND specialists. The department is staffed by a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo), two Deputy SENDCos and a team of Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs), Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) and an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA).

We offer specific literacy, numeracy, phonics, science, humanities, social skills and life skills interventions as well as in-class support, lunch time clubs and homework support. We also work closely with parents/carers and external SEND professionals, e.g. Educational Psychologists, the Bristol Autism Team (BAT), the Sensory Support Team and the Community Children’s Health Partnership, to reduce and eliminate students’ identified barriers to learning and to support full participation in the school community for students, and prospective students, with a special educational need or disability.

If you would like to find out about the sort of support that we offer, to look around the department, or to talk to a member of our SEND team, please contact us on 0117 919 8000 or by email.

Student and Family Support

The Inclusion Department offers a wide range of support and services for students and their families, tailored to need, including mentoring, counselling and behaviour support, in addition to working with external providers and agencies such as Learning Partnership West, Creative Youth Network, Empire Boxing and Off The Record.

If you have any queries please contact Emma Sheppard (Senior Inclusion Manager), Jess Thomas (KS3 Inclusion Manager) or Ali Avery (KS4 Inclusion Manager) on 0117 9198000.

Links

Bristol City Council - Local Support Offer

Bristol City Council - Local Support Offer for parents and carers

You can find information about Bristol City Council’s Local Support Offer here. 

 

Bristol City Council - Local Support Offer for parents and carers
You can find information about Bristol City Council’s Local Support Offer
here.