Each student also has access to a range of IT equipment to help foster their independence and maximise their academic potential. Touch screen computers and adapted keyboards and peripherals are used.
The team is led by Ms K. Carlile and a skilled group of teaching assistants who monitor and support the students on a daily basis.
When your application for the ELP has been accepted the SENCO or ELP Co-ordinator will visit the student in their current educational provision. There is a clear induction procedure for new students.
Ms Carlile and the SENCO constructs a profile of each student with a EHCP and an individualised care plan is written and agreed with parents and the school’s nurse, prior to their arrival in the school. This is reviewed at least annually.
Reasonable adjustments are made to a student’s timetable to enable each to participate as fully as he/she is practically able in every lesson. Again these are reviewed regularly.
Where students have specific challenges in Maths, English or Languages that are substantially lower than that of their peers, the Learning Support Department has established small classes to meet these needs. Typically these classes are in a ratio of 7.1. Additionally, for students with particular difficulties, small Humanities, Science and PE groups can be organised as the need arises. Students may have additional support for their learning through the provision of literacy/numeracy lessons, booster work or ‘back-up’ classes; small learning groups where learning is revisited, homework is reviewed and progress is monitored. Access for students on all trips is carefully thought out and all trips are assessed for equality of access and risk.
If you would like to arrange a tour of the ELP and school, please contact Ms King, SENCO or Ms Carlile, ELP Co-ordinator who will be happy to show you around and answer any questions you may have.