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Poynton High School

and Performing Arts College

01625 871811

Learning Support

Director of Learning - Mrs S 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 Lead Learning Support Assistants in literacy and 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 Teacher of Specific Learning Difficulties.

All EHCP students on our Learning Support Register are assigned an L.S.A 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.

Student's 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

SENCo Designate

Mr N Jackson

Director of Learning

Mrs S Jackson

Lead Practitioner

Mrs S Chesterton

Specialist Teacher

Mr A Magrath

LSA Lead:
Numeracy and Student Support

Mrs F Cox

LSA Lead: Literacy Lead

Mrs S Nelleman

LSA Lead:
Science and Student Support

Mrs J Thiele

LSA co-ordinator and Student Support

Mrs B Johnson

LSA Lead: Student Co-ordinator

Mrs H Armstrong

LSA Lead: Alternative Curriculum

Mrs S Pugh

LSA Co-ordinator

Miss E Lister

Student Support

Mrs P Devine

Student Support

Mrs P Dowling

Student Support

Miss A Ingram

Student Support

Mrs C Palmer

Student Support

Mrs J Bethell

Student Support

Miss E Tucker

Student Support

Miss D Jackson

Student Support

Miss N Coonan

Student Support

Mr J Jones