Our SEN Co-ordinator, Ms C Haile, is responsible for our successful inclusion offered to students. We define inclusion as ensuring that all students have access to a broad and balanced mainstream education. Wherever possible, this is personalised in order for every student to achieve success. Appropriate support and intervention enables all students with additional educational needs to experience and enjoy positive achievement.
By having ‘additional educational needs’ we mean that the child will have much greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age. Consequently, students with additional/special needs will have access to a supportive team of Learning Support Assistants who will:
- Support learning inside the classroom;
- Offer one-to-one support outside of the classroom;
- Supervise activities at brunch and lunch times;
- Homework clubs operate from our Learning Resource Centre (LRC) and Curriculum Access Faculty (CAF) department;
- Keep learning on track with individuals or small groups of students by supporting the teacher.
In supporting this philosophy, the school recognises that not all students will succeed with a traditional curriculum and therefore the access strand provides an alternative curriculum that can be constructed to meet the individual needs of the students.