The department is a supportive department for students who have additional needs. These are students either with a diagnosis or with input from external professions due to a variety of reasons. The department is located in the heart of the school where it is easily accessible to all students. Dedicated to working in the department are:
We accept students in line with our admissions policy, request that parents mark any SEND input on the admissions form clearly and submit any reports that will help us make an informed decision for the pupil concerned. Parents may be asked to assist their child in an interview with the SENCO. The English College is currently undergoing the first phase of the building works. The department has just moved into the primary area of the school temporarily. With the new build, the department will get a purpose-built unit to support the pupils and move Inclusion forward.
Y7: Primary/ Secondary Group- The aim of this group is to make the transition into secondary smoother and successful for the students. This runs for a term in Autumn and is taught by the SENCO. The interventions are personalised to students’ needs. Students are identified by the teaching staff.
Y8: Personalised package of literacy and numeracy support. The aim of these groups is to develop effective literacy and numeracy skills. This is taught by the SENCO.
Y9: Students access support to learn the language of exams, subject specific vocabulary and revision techniques. Their sessions are also personalised to their needs with support provided to individuals in social and emotional aspects.
KS4: Students are supported in a variety of ways. They are tracked, monitored and supported by the SENCO. Targeted students may also be offered coursework and exam support as a short-term intervention. Their access arrangements are overseen by the SENCO.
KS5: Students are supported with their access arrangements, are tracked, monitored and have drop in space when they need to speak to the SENCO. They are also offered exam support.
If a child is identified by their previous school as having a learning need, then our SENCO will ensure that appropriate provision is provided to the child and support provided. This may be in a variety of ways but will be overseen by the SENCO and parents informed.
What students think about ES lessons and the skills they develop: