Students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Learning support is available to provide help in classrooms and, in addition, the Special Educational Needs Department provides intensive reading and spelling programmes on an individual or small group basis. Before entry to Hobart, the Head of Year 7 and the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator work with schools who are sending students to us to ensure that we are aware of the programmes that are needed in order to support them.
The progress of students is then carefully monitored by subject staff, tutors, the SEN Department and the Head of Year 7.
Teaching and Learning
The Special Educational Needs Department at Hobart High School is characterised by high expectations of student attainment and progress, in addition to a rigorous commitment to the independent educational development of all students, including those with additional needs. Intervention programmes and in-class support are facilitated and delivered by an enthusiastic, well-trained and experienced team of Teaching Assistants.
Students with Disabilities
Parents/Carers of students with disabilities are encouraged to visit the school in order to view the premises and its suitability; the school currently has slopes, supports on stairways, a lift, and toilets suitable for wheelchair users. Students with disabilities are actively encouraged to participate in all aspects of school life and achieve both academic and social successes at Hobart.