We recognise that children have different needs at different times and our teachers collaborate to address these needs and provide for them.
At Newcastle-under-Lyme School we have dedicated Learning Support staff throughout the Senior School. They have responsibility for monitoring the progress of students with SEND and to maintain communication with parents and teachers. Some students have complex needs and it is likely that in addition to the School’s Pastoral response, the Learning Support Coordinator will have a close working relationship with parents and external organisations where relevant.
The School is committed to early identification of special educational needs and adopts a graduated response to meeting special educational need in line with the Code of Practice 2002. A range of evidence is collected through the usual assessment and monitoring arrangements.
The Senior School Learning Support is led by Mr A Sparks. A Learning Support Assistant (LSA) can go into lessons to support pupils in the classroom or alternatively can work one to one with a pupil on a particular skill or subject area. The LSA also provides individual support with pupils who struggle with their organisation and gives support for revision, note taking and summarising strategies at appropriate points.