SEN Information

HoD & staff in SEN department.

Provision for the children with additional education needs is coordinated by:

SENCO—Mrs N McAshea

Assistant SENCO—Mrs A Donnelly.

Learning Support teachers:

Mrs D McGarrity

Mrs N O’Loane (Part-time)



Learning Support in Holy Trinity College

All children find some aspects of learning challenging, but, with the right help all children can develop at their own pace.

In Holy Trinity College we endeavour to address the needs of all pupils including those who may experience learning difficulties during their school career. We consider it a priority that children with additional needs are given equal opportunity to access a broad and balanced curriculum.

What are Additional Needs?

Children with additional educational needs have difficulties or disabilities which make it difficult to access the curriculum.

These children may have difficulties with:

 Reading, writing, number work or understanding information

 Expressing themselves or understanding what others are saying

·         Making friends, interacting with others or relating to adults

 Acceptable standards of behaviour

 Organising themselves for class and school

 Physical or sensory needs which may affect their ability to learn in school


Supporting the needs of students.

 In house Numeracy and literacy support programmes

 Mentoring Programme

 EA Post Primary Support Services

 ASD Service

 Educational Psychology Service/  Behaviour Support Services

 Counselling Service

 Special consideration in examinations for pupils with specific learning needs

 Educational Welfare Officer

 IT- Assistive technology- Programme currently being rolled out

 Learning Support Centre

 Learning Support Assistants in classes

 Newcomer Pupil Support (English as an additional language)

·         Transition service

·         Transition service for children with disabilities


Partnership with Parents/ Guardians

In Holy Trinity College we value the knowledge, experience and views of parents/ guardians. We work to establish partnerships with parents sharing information and making appropriate provision for all pupils.


Information is exchanged via:

 Parent/ teachers meetings

 Consultations with Learning Support Staff

 Communication  via telephone /letter

 Meetings with outside agencies

 Annual review meetings


Parents/ Guardians are encouraged to:

 Keep the school informed of specific additional needs their child might have

 Support the child’s involvement in any support programme

 Attend parent/ teacher meetings

 Attend annual review meetings

 Regularly monitor their child’s homework diary


 Share any concerns they have with SENCo/Asst SENCo Learning Support Staff

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Holy Trinity College

9-29 Chapel Street 


Co Tyrone




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