The SENCO and key members of the Learning Support Department collect specific SEN information from all feeder primary schools as soon as students are allocated a place at Audenshaw School. A member of the department will contact the primary school to see if a visit to meet students, class teachers and parents/carers would be useful in supporting the student’s transition to secondary school.
All Year 6 students attend the school for transition days in July and both students and parents/carers are required to attend a transition evening to meet their form tutor and collect important information about the school.
Staff support students in planning for post 16 education and/or employment. Local post 16 providers visit the school and students are encouraged to visit their open days; post 16 providers also attend Parents’ Evenings in Year 10 and 11. The school works closely with local post 16 providers and they frequently run subject based sessions in school.
The school also provides all students with access to our careers advisor who can guide them in making applications to post 16 education or training.
Furthermore, the Pastoral Team has a Parental Support Advisor who can be contacted and offer support for students and parents/carers with anxieties or worries about school, home life and friendships etc. The Peer Mentor Team are a group of year 10 and 11 students who are trained in listening to and supporting other students in school. Students, parents/carers and staff can make referrals to any of these services by contacting a Year Leader or Miss Breakell, Assistant Headteacher (Behaviour and Safety). The school also offers the Surviving Teenagers Course to all parents/carers three times per year. Please click here for more details on our Surviving Teenagers Course.