We are committed to achieving the best outcomes for our pupils by ensuring that they are safe, nurtured, healthy, achieving, active, included, respected and responsible. We provide our pupils with the help they need when they need it and build solutions by working together with them, their parents and/or carers and partner professionals.
Our role is to meet the learning needs of all pupils, including potentially vulnerable groups, and address barriers to learning. This includes identifying the needs of, and providing support and challenge for, groups and individuals who may have additional support needs (ASN). These can arise from the learning environment (including literacy differences and Autism Spectrum Condition), family circumstances, disability or health needs; or social and emotional factors.
Support for Learning (SfL) staff provide a range of supports including:
- Tutoring and class teaching
This can include taking classes to free the class or subject teacher to work with individuals or groups and/or we can take individuals or groups to work with.
- Teaching co-operatively
We can support the work of the class and subject teachers by targeting assistance in a planned way to pupils experiencing difficulties in learning but also by enriching the overall quality of learning and teaching.
- Providing consultancy support
We can offer advice to the management team and subject teachers on ways of improving the quality and effectiveness of learning and teaching throughout the school and on particular areas or subjects in the curriculum. We can also give advice and guidance on the learning needs and programmes of individual pupils and provide support and advice on differentiation
- Providing specialist services
We can provide exceptional services to individual pupils such as supporting those with difficulties adjusting to the life of class or school and also provide short term assistance to help pupils catch up on work or provide study support. Additional literacy sessions may also be appropriate for pupils experiencing extreme difficulties with reading/writing and spelling.
- Contributing to staff development
We are able to contribute to the enhancement of their colleagues’ professional development through seminars and in-service courses, information sheets and the exercise of the above roles.