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Learning Support

Our Vision

We value all pupils equally
We recognise the range of cultures and backgrounds from which our pupils emanate
We wish to play our part in helping pupils to develop intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially.
We seek to develop the diverse talents and abilities of all our pupils and to encourage them to value themselves and their place in our school community.
We believe in the entitlement of all pupils to a broad balanced and relevant curriculum.
We believe that provision for children with special educational needs should be made as part of a collaborative process which takes into account the views of pupils, parents and teachers.
We seek to develop lively enquiring minds in our pupils and to help them towards knowledge, understanding, and skills relevant to life in a fast changing world.
We believe that ALL children should be challenged to achieve independence, as far as possible, in their life and work.

What we do

Learning support work may be with individuals or groups, outside or within the classroom context according to need.
A year 7 Transition class is provided to offer extra support to those pupils who may require this.
Support resources are allocated according to: Pupils’ statements of special educational needs; requests for support from bject teachers; Learning Support assessment of need and finally, taking into account pupil and parental views.
A Support Timetable and Provision plans are drawn up and revised regularly and in accordance with need.
Individual and group reading and literacy programmes take place during Form Periods.
Homework /Haven Club are provided by the Learning Support Department.
All Departments in their schemes of work make provision for a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for all pupils.
Learning Support provides for examination consideration and support as deemed necessary in both school and public examinations.

External School Links

The Academy makes full use of many outside agencies including:

Chessbrook Education Centre ,Educational Psychology, School Nurse, Speech and Language, Teacher of the Deaf, Specialist teachers for Sensory and Communication Needs, Connexions, Counselling and Traveller Education.