The Learning Support department ensures that pupils who require additional support due to physical, learning or behavioural difficulties or whose attendance at school has been affected because of health reasons have their needs fully met whilst being able to access a comprehensive and inclusive curriculum.

The Learning Support department has its own suite of rooms where staff deliver individual and small group skills sessions for pupils. In-class support is also directed by the department, utilising appropriately trained teaching and non-teaching staff.

Members of the Learning Support department liaise closely with staff of contributory primary schools and with further education colleagues to ensure that pupils with additional needs are appropriately catered for on transfer to Broughton at age 11 and on leaving the school for further education at 16.

What is SEND?

A pupil has special educational needs (SEND) if he or she has learning needs that require special educational provision to be made.

A pupil has a learning difficulty if he or she has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of pupils of the same age or has a disability which prevents or hinders the pupil from making use of educational facilities of a kind provided for pupils of the same age in other schools within the local authority.

All staff at Broughton have a responsibility to work together with parents/carers and pupils to develop inclusive practices that will overcome the barriers to learning.

Who is the SENDCo at Broughton High School?

The SENCO at Broughton is Mrs GledhillThe SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator) at Broughton is Mrs Gledhill. Parents should contact her if they have any queries regarding SEND/Learning Support. 

Mrs Gledhill is available at parents’ meetings to discuss pupil progress and areas of focus and development. The department offers lunchtime clubs and after school clubs for handwriting, organisation, homework and revision. In addition pupils with SEN statements, or Education Health Care Plans receive an annual review.

You can contact Mrs Gledhill by email ( or by telephone: 01772 863849.