The Learning Support Department aims to create and support a positive learning environment where all pupils are valued and each pupil is unique. The Department works within the statutory framework provided by the Code of Practice (2001) and recognises that special educational needs are frequently inter-related.
The Learning Support Department aims to support the school in creating an environment where students feel secure and can maximise achievement. Arrangements are made for pupils who experience difficulty in learning, that is, those pupils who at some time in their school careers need additional support and resources in order to help them learn and take a full and active part in school life.
The school’s aim ASPIRE is key to the ethos of the department. We believe that all pupils with special needs should have:
|Achieve||the right of access to the full curriculum|
|the right to be educated alongside their peers|
|Support||the right to feel equally valued|
|the right to be encouraged to interact and integrate with their peers|
|Pursue||the right to be given opportunities as an individual|
|the right to have high expectations|
|the right to have reward and praise for their determination to succeed|
|Involve||the right to develop all round interests|
|the right to value their own strength and acknowledge their weakness|
|the right to build their confidence and self esteem|
|Respect||the right to have their contributions valued|
|the right to be listened to and listen to others in return|
|Extend||the right to become increasingly independant regardless of their learning difficulty or disability|
SWRA SEND Information Report – click here to read
SEN Report January 2017 – click here to read (please refer to both documents)
DfE SEND Reforms
Click here to read about new arrangements for supporting Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities from September 2014.