Supporting Individual Needs
Founded on the principles of inclusive education, our learning support department believes in creating an enabling learning environment.
We put in place interventions that are aimed at removing barriers to learning and our process of identifying learners needing support is done collaboratively with our parents or guardians, the pupil and all professionals involved. Our four-part cycle of support:
Are set out in our code of practice.
We strive to support our pupils with emotional, social, and academic development needs by offering an adequately supported, broad and balanced curriculum. Individual learning is at the heart of our support provision.
Learning support is offered in the following ways:
- Identification of learning needs through assessments by the Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCo) or other professionals
- In-class support in target subjects.
- Withdrawal support where necessary (this is carefully considered depending on the individual pupil’s needs and in consultation with the parents or guardian).
- Transition support.
- Exam access arrangements: extra time, reader, scribe, modified exam papers amongst others.
- Mentoring and working in collaboration with other professionals in order to ensure that pupils receive the appropriate support. These professionals could include, School Counsellor, School Nurse, Speech and language Therapist, Education Psychologist amongst others.
Our Head of Learning Support will be happy to discuss your child’s needs and can be contacted through the school’s main switchboard.