The Learning Support Department provides the framework for the whole school to assume responsibility for inclusion matters. The range of provisions made by the Learning Support Department ensure that students with additional learning needs make appropriate progress and fulfil their potential. It emphasises the statutory entitlement of students with additional learning needs to be included as full participants in the academic, pastoral and social life of the school.
The Learning Support staff consists of two full-time teachers, part-time teachers and a number of Classroom Assistants.
Learning Support involves a degree of whole class provision, in-class support and some withdrawal provision for both basic Literacy and Numeracy and Newcomer support. We are also in regular contact with a number of external agencies.
The work which we endeavour to do is as a partnership between home and school. Meeting with students and parents and drawing up mutually agreed Education Plans is vital to assessing, monitoring and reviewing the progress of our students with additional learning needs. The Learning Support Department endeavours to support students to experience success in all aspects of school life.