Outstanding practice is embedded throughout the school; the ethos and culture lends itself to enable every child to be the best they can be regardless of background, challenge or need. The school Local Offer is reviewed annually with a collaborative approach between parents, pupils, staff, and Governors.
SENCO: Mrs J Lumley
Assistant SENCo: Mrs S. McKenna
Student Support Centre Manager: Mrs J. Seager
Literacy/Numeracy Co-ordinator: Mrs C. Rudge
Lead Learning Assistant for ASD: Mrs S. Lune
Learning Assistants: Mrs W. Roberts, Ms K Morgan, Mrs J. Johnson, Mrs R. Blayney, Mrs R Dixon and Mrs C. Wolsey
Pastoral Managers: Mrs D. Warman, Mrs S. Smith, Mrs J. Payne, Miss L. Lakin
Date of latest Accessibility Policy: March 2014 to be reviewed in March 2016
Date of latest SEND/Inclusion Policy: March 2015 to be reviewed in March 2016
Student Support Centre
The Student Support Centre works alongside the Pastoral Support Team of four Pastoral Managers.
Students who may be following an integration/reintegration personalised programme or who have been introduced to the SSC by other members of the Pastoral support Team are offered the following:
- A calm and quiet place in which to work.
- An opportunity to totally focus on their individual work.
- A welcoming, friendly, positive and supportive environment in which to work.
- An opportunity to discuss any worries or problems that they may be experiencing.
- A small number of students meet during break and lunch times.
- Pupil Voice/ Profiling.
- Counselling and mentoring.
The Literacy and Numeracy Support Centre (The DEN)
‘The DEN’ works alongside the Pastoral Support Team and the SEND team. Learners who may be underachieving for a variety of reasons are offered a personalised learning programme to suit their individual needs. This is a short-term intervention consisting of the following:
- Sessions or small groups of up to 8 students are given extra support to develop basic literacy and numeracy skills, using a multi-sensory approach to learning.
- This is undertaken by following the Government’s National Strategy for Literacy and Numeracy.
- Pupils use various resources to reinforce strategies taught, which include use of I.C.T. software such as Number Shark and Word Shark.
- Individual attention as 1:1 or small groups of up to 8 access support from a trained dyslexia specialist backed up by spelling and reading work in small target groups.
- Spelling based on a structured phonic approach. Letters and letter groups are firmly associated with their own sounds and a vocabulary of letter/sounds associations is built up at the pupil’s own pace.
- Dictation and learning techniques based on a multi-sensory approach.
- The improvement of reading through a carefully graded choice of material and attention to the learner’s own interests.
- Practice in handwriting, using a fluent joined style consistent with school policy, if necessary.
- Free-writing and comprehension development to improve vocabulary, sentences and paragraph writing, reading for meaning, organisation of ideas and other study skills.
- The maintenance of a friendly, confident atmosphere in which pupils can build on success and where mistakes and failures are not criticised.
- A small nurture group facility for learners who require an alternative curriculum.
POSITIVE PARENTING SUPPORT
Positive Parenting Support is open to all parents and helps you to develop effective strategies for promoting your teenager’s health, development and well-being.
We aim to enhance the knowledge, skills and confidence of parents.