Supporting learning

Key Stage 3

Students with SEND are supported in a variety of ways depending on their individual needs. Examples include:

  • Literacy support – this is offered as a discrete provision in small groups, delivered by trained staff.
  • In-class support is offered to those students who would benefit from extra help in lessons, however, we do encourage students to be independent learners and not to become over-reliant on Learning Support Assistants (LSAs)
  • Curriculum Support Assistants are available in English, Maths and Science.
  • Support during Y9 in making option choices.

Key Stage 4

Students with SEND continue to receive support as necessary in KS4. Additionally:

  • Students with learning needs are assessed at the end of KS3 for exam concessions and supported in exams accordingly.
  • During KS4, students with SEND are supported in making appropriate choices for further training or college courses when they leave school.