The SEND Department aims to:
- Provide appropriate support for all students who have Additional Educational Needs (AEN)
- To promote an ethos of inclusion
- To enable all students to access the curriculum and achieve their full potential
Specialist Teaching Assistants
There is a team of specialist teaching assistant for each area of AEN. who work with students in small groups, support students in class and work collaboratively with staff to differentiate materials.
Key Stage 3
The aim of the Nurture Group is to:
- Ensure the smooth transition from the primary to secondary school environment
- Improve behaviour of students in lessons and around the school
- develop self-esteem and a sense of pride and achievement
- develop a sense of belonging to the school
- instil a good sense of team work and sociability
The authority’s resource base for learning difficulties and disability is committed to enabling all students to reach their maximum potential.
We aim to provide a quality of education which facilitates the development of:
- Self confidence
- Positive and successful learning
- Strategies to pursue life-long learning
- maturity to be successful independent citizens throughout life beyond school.
- Prepare students, where ever possible, for re-integration into mainstream education.
We work toward these aims by offering students a secure and stimulating environment in which mutual respect, friendliness and an understanding of individual needs is evident between members of the school community.
Read more about the Resource base.
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Specific Learning Difficulties
If your son or daughter is on the ‘Special Educational Needs’ (SEN) register for Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD), the following help is available, depending on his or her level of difficulty:
- In-class support from a Specialist Teaching Assistant (TA)
- Small group work with either a TA or specialist teacher
- Individual work with a specialist teacher
For those students who find mainstream lessons difficult. We offer a personalised learning programme, which aims to encourage students to reengage with mainstream curriculum.
Students are assessed before entering Key Stage 4 and may be provided with extra time, a reader or a scribe for external examinations.