West Heath School

Who we support

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SOCIAL

Students with language and communication needs, who may present with any of the following:

  • Difficulties in communicating with peers, leading to social isolation and apparent behaviour difficulties
  • Elevated levels of frustration or anxiety caused by the inability to participate in learning and/or social contexts
  • Speech production difficulties with a mild impact on classroom participation and interactions with peers
  • Delayed attention and listening skills
  • Students with a language delay
  • Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (high functioning)

 

EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH

Students with mild to moderate levels of the following:

  • Anxiety-based problems including Attachment Disorder, Separation
  • Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic
  • Disorder, School Phobia, Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder, Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Depressive disorders including depression and self-harm
  • Disruptive Behaviour Problems including ADD/ADHD, Conduct Disorder,
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Problems related to abuse or neglect
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders (high functioning)
  • Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

 

OTHER

  • Sensory motor skills
  • Functional skills
  • Anxiety
  • Sensory modulation
  • Motor skills
  • Sensory skills
  • Perceptual skills
  • Pain management
  • Handwriting

 

WE ARE UNABLE TO EDUCATE AND SUPPORT PUPILS WITH THE FOLLOWING NEEDS

  • Students with a primary speech and language need
  • Students with significant criminal involvement
  • Students with severe levels of any of the disorders/needs as stated in the ‘inclusion’ section.
  • Excessive co-morbidity of any of the above
  • Substance misuse
  • Students with significant and/or persistent levels of aggression
  • Low intellectual functioning (students with an IQ of lower than 75)
  • Students with a history of arson
  • Complex physical needs
  • Students whose behaviour is likely to, significantly impact negatively on fellow members of our school community, for example by increasing anxiety in other students
  • Schizophrenia
  • Psychosis / Psychotic episodes
  • Severe Personality Disorder
  • Significant suicidal risk