HTCS SEND Information Report

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) at High Tunstall is structured through our local offer.  The local offer provides information on what services children, young people and their families can expect from High Tunstall College of Science. Knowing what is available in each Hartlepool school and in the authority as a whole gives you more choice and therefore more control over what support is right for your child.  We hope that the information contained with our information report allows you to make the right decision about a placement for your child.

“Every child brings a unique pattern of strengths and areas of need to our community and the school aims to fulfil the potential of all students.”

‘Knowing every child’ is key to our community at High Tunstall and is fundamental to understanding special education needs.  For students who require additional support there will be a detailed pupil profile which provides staff with a single point of reference for staff in school to understand you child and their needs.  For those with further support needs an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) may be applied for which then can allow access to additional funding to help support and meet the needs of individual students.  For more detail see the Department for Educations: SEN Guide for parents

The links below relate to those students who have difficulties that affect their learning and are recognised as needing specific types of support. Follow the links to find out more about how High Tunstall College of Science works to support young people with a range of additional needs.


 cognitive  sensory  commun  esmh
Cognition and Learning Sensory and/or physical needs Communication and Interaction Social, emotional and mental health
 My child has difficulties with learning and literacy  My child has a disability or impairment  My child has difficulties with speech, language and social communication  My child struggles  to fit in, with emotions or  relationships
Find out more  Find out more  Find out more  Find out more



Got a question?

Check out our SEN Frequently Asked Questions section.

Email Ms Sturrock:

Contact the college on (01429) 261446


To view more information about our SEN provision please select one of the sections or documents below.

SEND Policy 2015-16

You can also view the local offer across Hartlepool on the Hartlepool SEN Website