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Additional Learning Needs

Students with special educational and/or additional needs are identified on entry through links with the feeder primary schools. Other students may be referred via an established system through Heads of Achievement working with the SENCO and Vulnerable Pupil Panel.

Teaching groups are organised to allow appropriate support, whilst encouraging as much integration into mainstream activities as is deemed educationally and socially desirable. The emphasis is on developing the educational potential of each pupil, according to her own abilities.

The detailed school policy dealing with Special Educational Needs complies fully with the statutory Code of Practice and is available to parents on request.

The Nurture Group

The Nurture Group is a small group of about 20 students from Year 7 who we feel benefit from extra support from a Learning Support Assistant to help with the transition to Secondary School

The Nurture Group is run by an experienced and caring Learning Support Assistant, who will support the students – before school starts, at break time, lunch time and after school.

The Blossom Room

‘Blossom’ has been set up to provide support and nurture for identified students from years 8 – 11, a continuation of Nurture provision for some.

Blossom’s Support Assistant provides support in the classroom and withdrawal sessions. Positive interaction, enhancement of self esteem and good behaviour are continually encouraged by the use of praise and rewards and organised activities.

Students are able to access Blossom room for planned sessions; break time and lunch time.