Student Support Service (SSS)
This team support students and parents with a wide range of services. They provide medical attention and triaging, organise parents’ consultations, meetings, deal with attendance, absence and punctuality, behaviour management, uniform, and signpost to other pastoral support across the school and externally. Student Support Services are located behind Reception at the front and at the heart of our school.
Matron – Mrs Caroline Isabelle
Student Support Administrator – Mrs Debbie Puleston
Student Support Administrator – Mrs Jo Winser
Healthcare Assistant – Mrs Sarah Heal
Student Support Services work directly with our Heads of Year/House and our Tutors. Every student has a tutor and is part of a House and Year Group. Wycombe High School’s pastoral structures work vertically and horizontally. Heads of House are responsible for the ethos and behaviour of their Houses. They also have a year group academic focus.
Special Educational Needs Department
Our Special Educational Needs department is led by an Assistant Headteacher, who is our SenCo and a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, supported by our full-time Individual Needs Leader and her team of Learning Support Assistants and a Specialist Teacher Assessor for Specific Learning Difficulties. Our SENd team work very closely with our Mental Health Team and provide training and guidance whole school to ensure our teachers and other staff are able to support a wide range of special educational needs.
Mental Health Team
Our Mental Health Team is led by our Mental Health Lead, Miss Laurie Garland. The team is made up of eight staff, including five counsellors, a family worker and a youth worker. They support our students directly and also signpost them to outside agencies should extra support be necessary. Our Team also develop and share well-being resources to use within the curriculum and outside of school with parents and families. Our statutory PSHE curriculum also keeps our students informed and aware of important matters related to their mental health and well-being. We have a dedicated Subject Leader for PSHEE, Mrs Lesley Woodward.
SENCo – Mrs Claire Cockcroft
Individual Needs Leader – Mrs Satpal Sunner
Learning Support Assistants – Mrs Misbah Shah and Mrs Mary Grocutt
Specialist Teacher Assessor – Gemma Adania
Mental Health Lead & DDSL- Miss Laurie Garland
Counsellors – Miss Kirstie Hancocks
Education Mental Health Practitioner – Bucks Mental Health Support Team
Youth worker – Bucks Mental Health Support Team
Family worker – Bucks Mental Health Support Team