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Poynton High School

and Performing Arts College

01625 871811

SEN & Learning Support

Director of Learning and SENDCO - Mr N Jackson Email

Poynton High School’s Learning Support Team is a highly experienced resource. We aim to provide the best possible support for all our students in their journey through our school, ensuring progress and achievement. We are a fully inclusive school and much of our support is delivered within the mainstream curriculum. However where appropriate we can adapt the timetable to provide extra literacy and numeracy. This is delivered through the English and Mathematics teams and is supported by a Lead Learning Support Assistant in numeracy. We also have a Lead Learning Support Assistant who works within the Science Team. We offer a wide range of extra-curricular clubs where we aim to enhance social skill and provide a hub for students to access support during lunch times. Mr Magrath also works in our team as a Specialist Assessor.

All EHCP students on our Learning Support Register are assigned an LSA who acts as a mentor. They develop a close relationship with their student and a full understanding of their needs so that they are well supported as they progress through school.

Students' needs are communicated to teachers through a focus plan. This is updated according to changing needs and we welcome student and parent input into this. The focus plan provides bespoke strategies allowing teachers to deliver quality first teaching.

The Learning Support Team

Deputy Head with responsibility for team

Miss C Holyland


Mr N Jackson

Lead Practitioner

Mrs S Chesterton

Specialist Teacher / Assessor

Mr A Magrath

LSA Lead: Numeracy

Mrs F Cox

LSA Lead: Science

Mrs J Thiele

LSA Lead: LSA and Examinations Coordinator

Mrs H Armstrong

LSA and Examinations Coordinator

Miss E Lister

Student Support

Mrs P Dowling

Student Support

Miss A Ingram

Student Support

Mrs C Palmer

Student Support

Miss D Jackson

Student Support

Mrs B Johnson

Student Support

Miss M White