Personalised Learning Centre

Our Aims:

  • To ensure that all students meet their expected progress in learning
  • To ensure that all students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) have their needs identified in order to support academic progression and continued wellbeing
  • To ensure all students can access a balanced curriculum, differentiated where appropriate
  • To ensure that all students with SEND are able to fully access the curriculum by providing extra support or additional resources thereby removing barriers to learning

Staff

Assistant SENCo
Mrs S Mendel

PLC Administrator:
Mrs S Waller

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Latest News

Gardening Club wins third prize

As it reaches the end of this year’s very successful growing season the students entered some of their wonderful produce into the local Sawbridgeworth Garden and Allotment Show, which takes place every year (the first Saturday in September). They came third in their section for their Rainbow Chard. We are currently looking for some new glass for our greenhouse so we can continue with projects over the winter months including making some bug and bird houses.

Mrs Homer


Year 9 Animal Care Short Course

A student in the Year 9 Animal Care Short Course had VIP visitors this week in their lesson. This included a milk snake called Red, python called Casino and two giant stick insects! All students were full of lots of excellent questions for the Animal Handler (Mrs Whitehorn), ranging from life span, to what does this snake eat and can it eat me! All of the evidence from this visit will be included in their portfolios and be part of their information required to pass this course. We are really grateful that Mrs Whitehorn supports us in this way and that the students have the opportunity to handle such exotic animals.


Power of Silence

Power of Silence

Please see attached poster for a free workshop aimed at the importance of communication between parents and children with additional needs. Please contact Mrs S Waller at swaller@birchwoodhigh.org.uk if you would like to book a place.