Welcome to the SEND and Inclusion page

Thomas Cash

Director of Inclusion SENDCO
01952 387006

My role at HLC is to ensure we are as inclusive as possible. Giving our students the best possible offer and supporting their needs to high standards. I joined HLC in January 2022 as Director of Inclusion, having previously been the Head Teacher of Kickstart Academy, a Pupil Referral Unit within Telford and Wrekin. My passion from within education has always been to support students to attain their best possible outcomes and I look forward to continuing this in HLC. We have a fantastic SEND and support team within this school that have a great drive for helping students, with our ethos always being to ensure our students are supported in the best way possible. I have an open door policy, therefore should you wish to get in touch with myself please do not hesitate. I look forward to working cooperatively with students, parents and staff alike.

Over the last twelve months we have reflected on the provision and support that we offer in school and have created a structured package of more specialist provision for our learners, to include: 

  • A specialist classroom where we can deliver intervention programmes in areas like literacy, numeracy, study skills, processing & memory and fine & gross motor skills 
  • A wellbeing room which is built upon principles of nurture, allowing our students a safe transition point between home and school and access to high quality programmes in emotional literacy and wellbeing
  • An academic achievement centre where pupils can learn more independently, have time for highly focused one to one teaching, or access a safe, break out space from the classroom
  • A safe and secure self-regulation space where students can calm down or regulate following sensory overload 
  • Although in it’s very early stages, we are developing a garden area which will incorporate sensory elements, an allotment and will be created using repurposed and recycled materials

In addition we have access to the following programmes and facilities: 

  • Hydrotherapy pool sessions
  • Alternative educational programmes such as Duke of Edinburgh type activities or animal care
  • One to one programmes around life and employability skills
  • Sports activities 

 Our staff team brings together individuals with a variety of skills and experience and we are continuously looking at ways to develop our skills further through ongoing professional development programmes. 

“Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning, but also capable of succeeding” Robert John Meehan
Miss. Hayley Mason

Assistant SENDCO and Specialist Assessor

Mrs. Louise Reilly

Mental Health Lead

Mrs. Julie Harper

Family Support Intervention Manager

Mr. Scott Morgan

Academic and Pastoral Intervention Mentor

Mrs. Kate Ward

Achievement and Wellbeing Intervention Manager (Wellbeing and Emotional Literacy)