The Learning Support Team works alongside teaching and pastoral staff to identify the needs of SEN pupils and to ensure the learning needs of every pupil are supported and targeted. A key aspect of the department’s work is identifying individual needs and being responsible for creating a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment. The department is responsible for delivering a Foundation Curriculum to lower ability pupils. Currently the Learning Support Department has three full time teachers, an unqualified teacher of SEN and nine Learning Support Assistants.
The Department provides a co-ordinated approach to support all pupils drawing on our extensive in-reach and out-reach services network. The Department provides it’s Team Members with close supervision, training and guidance. There is a Learning Support Centre, a Support Intervention Room, a Literacy Room which all have interactive white boards, in addition there is a Counselling Room. The department is a successful department within the school working with pupils across the age and ability range.
The staff work with pupils who have difficulties with cognition and learning, communication, social interaction, specific learning difficulties and learning behaviours. Each student with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Educational Health and Care Plan or with a particular level of need has a Keyworker. Key workers meet regularly with the pupil, liaise with home and subject teachers. The department has high expectations of all its pupils.
100 - 499 Employees
Learning Support Assistant