At Lostock Hall Academy, we support SEND students across all four areas of need; Cognition and Learning, Communication and Interaction, Social, Emotional and Mental Health and Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties. Staff provide quality first teaching to ensure teaching and learning is effective in the classroom and adaptations are made when needed.  We want to ensure our students receive the best possible education at Lostock Hall Academy, offering a broad and balanced curriculum. Lostock Hall Academy staff work hard to try and meet the needs of each individual SEND student in their classroom, ensuring that they provide equal opportunities for all. We have a hard working SEND Team who provide a wealth of experience and expertise to support the students in and around school.

We offer a nurturing environment to ensure we can support our most vulnerable students here, at Lostock Hall Academy.

Meet the team

Vicky Gregson:

I am SENDCo and Designated Teacher to Children Looked After.  My subject specialism is GCSE Business, also teaching KS3 Computing.  At Lostock Hall Academy, we support students across the academy with SEND needs.  We provide high quality teaching to all learners taking into account and planning for individual’s specific needs. Any adaptations that need to be made to the curriculum are based on each students individual SEND need.  As an academy, we challenge and support students appropriately. We offer a supportive and nurturing environment to ensure we can try and meet the needs of our SEND students.  A SEND students learning is at the heart of what we do.  We want to ensure that the young person is happy, supported and are learning.  In my spare time I enjoy taking my dog for walks, spending time with my family and going to the Lake District.

Sharon Taylor:

I work as a Teaching Assistant at Lostock Hall Academy and have done for 23 years. I specialise in supporting students with ASD and ADHD.  My role involves supporting SEND, CLA and PP students.  I act as a Key Worker to several students with ASD, ADHD, SEMH, Dyspraxia, Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).  My specialism is Numeracy, in this role I support students in their Math lesson and take individuals or small groups of students for Maths's intervention.  As a Teaching Assistant at Lostock Hall Academy, we value the abilities and achievements of all students, and we are committed to providing for each student the best possible environment for learning. 

Sandra Wexler:

I have worked as a Teaching Assistant at Lostock Hall Academy since September 2002.  I specialise in supporting students with Dyslexia as well as teaching the Enhanced Curriculum. My role involves carrying out Literacy Intervention sessions with SEND, CLA & EAL students as well as supporting students in their English lessons. I am Key Worker to students with ASD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and EAL across various year groups. I help to manage the school library and help run the Drama Club.
I enjoy encouraging students to read more, whether through the Reading Plus program, by borrowing books from the library or by becoming involved with the various reading activities that take place across the school each year.
At LHA we offer our SEND students a safe and nurturing environment in which to grow and mature. We encourage students to take part in extra-curricular clubs and become part of the wider school community.



SEND Information

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