The Special Educational Needs Department consists of a team of dedicated learning support staff, committed to meeting student’s individual needs. The department has qualified, experienced teachers who work closely with teaching assistants and teaching staff to provide a ‘whole school approach’ to learning support.
The department has high expectations of students and promotes a positive ethos which builds on their strengths. Students are placed in classes where they will be able to fulfil their potential. A relatively small teaching group is appropriate for some students, which in turn provides the opportunity to maximise teacher time and expertise.
Support for a wide range of individual needs is available within class across the curriculum. Careful monitoring of progress, target setting, reviewing and assessment are an integral part of departmental work, which is child centred in order to promote the highest potential in each student. Close relationships with professional outside agencies are maintained.
We believe that the encouragement and support of parents, working in partnership with school is the best way to meet special educational needs.
Several extra-curricular activities, such as The Oasis and Sanctuary clubs along with drop-in study group for KS4 students are available to help meet specific needs and difficulties. Students of all abilities are welcome to join.
The department is proud of the results its students achieve. We aim for our students to leave school as confident, competent, independent learners ready to seek success in the next stage of their learning journey.
Learning Support Staff 2022-2023
Mrs C Oakes SENDCo
Mrs T Carter Specialist Teacher – English
Mrs K Morley LSA : ELSA , Autism Practitioner, Curriculum Specialism Maths
Mrs L Curran LSA : Assistant Head of Year, Autism Practitioner, Curriculum Specialism English
Mrs A Hamilton LSA : SEND Administration
Mr J Macasaddu Part Time Teacher of Maths & LSA: Areas of Expertise – EAL Support, Maths and Science 1:1 tuition
MS A Szala LSA : Area of Expertise – EAL Support Polish, 1:1 tuition, Science KS4
Mrs F Galloway LSA and ELSA : Area of Expertise – Y7 Transition, PACE
Miss S Skinner LSA & Library Homework Club Study Support : Area of Expertise Humanities, Y7 Transition,
Mrs J Calver LSA : Areas of Expertise Humanities
Mrs D Grace LSA: KS2 Literacy and Numeracy Transition specialist
Mrs A Pavey LSA : Areas of Expertise – 1:1 tuition & Modern Foreign Languages Department Liaison
Mrs G Chumun LSA & Autism Practitioner.
Mrs L Foster LSA : Qualified Maths teacher
Mrs J Skillett LSA : Qualified English teacher
Mrs G Aitken LSA : Areas of Expertise Humanities
Please see the below documents supporting our SEND provision
Please use this link to access Hampshire County Council’s local offer https://fish.hants.gov.uk/kb5/hampshire/directory/localoffer.page