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Learning Support

We believe that every child matters and Learning Support is here to help the students with special educational needs reach their full potential.

We believe in the education of the whole child, and alongside our aim to raise the literacy levels of students we also aim to tackle problems which may become barriers to learning.

During our last Ofsted visit (April 2015) they commented:

  • Students who are disabled and those with special educational needs make outstanding progress
  • The outstanding provision for disabled students and those with special educational needs meets their needs exceptionally well.


SEN Report

Our SEN Report September 2016 can be viewed here



We are committed to providing:

  • positive and effective in-class learning support
  • specifically targeted support to meet a student’s individual needs
  • effective communication between school and home
  • a social space to come to before school, break, lunchtime and after school


Key stage 3 targeted support includes:

  • nurture groups for English and Humanities
  • small group teaching/learning
  • one to one teaching/learning
  • social skills training
  • anger management
  • emotional intelligence sessions
  • ASD support groups
  • Coping with ADHD sessions
  • reading buddy scheme
  • breaktime and lunch club, breakfast and homework club

Key Stage 4 targeted support includes:

  • differentiated timetable
  • support for coursework and private study
  • breaktime and lunch club, breakfast and homework club
  • support for students with access arrangements for external exams


In order to ensure effective communication between school and home, the Learning Support team upholds an open door policy so parents can ring or email at any time. There are SENCo drop in sessions for parents to come and discuss issues without needing to make an appointment.