The Inclusion Faculty provides structures and strategies to enable students with a special educational need and disability to meet their full potential, academically and socially, within school. The staffing structure of the Inclusion Faculty includes a SENCO, a deputy, Inclusion Support Managers, Higher Level Teaching Assistants and Teaching Assistants and other para-professionals who work with teachers and students to maximise learning and enhance teaching; in addition to this there are a a wide variety of additional groups to improve access to the curriculum including: social skills, family support group, literacy and numeracy support. This support extends to break and lunchtime for some vulnerable students.
Our SENCO is Patrick Collins:
- Identifying, assessing and reviewing the special educational needs of students;
- Developing students' literacy, numeracy and learning skills in order to increase their access to the National Curriculum;
- Providing tailored in-house support or referring students to the appropriate agency, in order for them to experience academic and social success within the school community;
- Adapting resources in order that students with additional needs have access to the curriculum and school environment;
- Developing partnerships with parents and students;
- Developing the skills of all teachers to enable them to continue to meet the range of individual need within the classroom and further the development of inclusive practice.
Developments for 2015/16 include:
- The use of a purpose built ‘Space’ themed sensory room
- The use of iPad to support student learning
- Exam skills for Year 11 students
- Termly trips appropriate to the needs of children with SEND
- A homework support club
- Swimming during the summer term
- A Life Skills curriculum option called ASDAN