Special Education Needs and Disabilities Faculty (SEND)

‘Teaching assistants provide effective targeted support for those pupils identified as needing extra help. They work closely with teachers to agree on the best ways to support pupils and they use strong subject knowledge to move pupils on in their learning. Pupils, particularly those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, respond well to this support and there is a consistent focus on helping all pupils to become resilient, independent learners’

‘Pupils who are potentially vulnerable are particularly well looked after. They receive high levels of personalised support and they form positive relationships with members of staff. The school works effectively with external agencies to ensure that pupils receive specialist support when necessary’

Ofsted 2017


The SEND team ensures the delivery Shevington High School’s vision of entitlement and equality for all our young people, regardless of any learning needs and disabilities.  We embrace working together as a school, alongside parents and other agencies to support each pupil to ultimate success and personal achievement, so they are ready to be valued and inspiring citizens in our modern society.
Shevington High School has a personalised approach to each young person in our school community. We are committed to nurturing and supporting our pupils to be ambitious, creative and resilient learners.

The SEND team includes:

Mrs L Ince-Sargeson – SENCO

Mrs J Abram – Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs J Green – Learning Support Assistant

Mrs S Latham – Learning Support Assistant

Mrs P Adeleke – Learning Support Assistant

Mrs K Turton – Learning Support Assistant

Mrs J Unsworth – Learning Support Assistant

Mrs L Cheetham – Learninf Support Assistant

Mrs G Brown – Learning Support Assistant

Mr R Higson – Learning Support Assistant

Mr K Mullaney – Learning Support Assistant

Miss A Townsend – Learning Support Assistant




The team work closely with staff across the curriculum to ensure that all pupils can access the curriculum and make progress.  This may include one to one support, small group sessions and planned interventions.  Weekly interventions include IDL, handwriting, paired reading and reading comprehension.  Members of the team will also plan pupil support and attend or hold reviews for our students.



Nurture Support

The SEND team also provide nurture intervention for pupils with more complex needs which may include social, emotional or behavioural support as well as learning. This support is available to pupils in all years.  This provision is constantly evolving as we respond to national changes in the reform of special needs provision and as we work as a team to provide the most effective support for the changing needs of all of our pupils.  We currently provide a range of break activities including mindfulness, relaxation, craft and gardening


Wigan Local Offer

Wigan Local Offer provides information of services which could support children and young people with SEN:

Wigan Council’s Local Offer is available here:



The Autism Pathway and Service work with schools, teachers and parents to help support children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC), you will find further information at the link below:
Or if you prefer to speak to someone please call Wigan SENDS team on 01942 486136