In the Learning Support Department we have Mr Middleton (SENDCo) and Mrs McIntosh (Deputy SENDCo). There are also 2 HLTA’s and a number of teaching assistants to make up the Learning Support department. Students are supported in two ways, in class or by coming to the Learning Support department to have additional support where it has been identified.
In Year 9 selected students will be offered three learning support lessons per fortnight where additional literacy and numeracy work is covered. There is also the chance to use the extra time to gain support on homework tasks and help with personal organisation.
Year 10 and 11
In Year 10 and 11 selected students may opt for Curriculum Support lessons to gain additional English and Maths support. These sessions are run by English and Maths teaching staff and are run in small groups, allowing for individual and focused guidance. These lessons take place of one GCSE option block, providing students with five lessons per fortnight.