Joanna Wilmot (Teacher in charge of the Speech and Language Resource Base)
Rachel Ward (SENCO)
Great importance is placed on identifying and meeting individual needs. In addition to a well-resourced Special Needs department, the school hosts a specialist Speech & Language Resource Base. Our large team of specialist learning support teachers and assistants enables students to be supported in class together with some individual or small group work. There is close liaison between support and subject staff to ensure access to the curriculum. Focused, short term group work helps some students to develop social and communication skills and manage their behaviour. When needs cannot be met from the school's resources students may be referred for further assessment and additional specialist support.
A homework club is run three evenings a week. Extra curricular activities include early morning reading club and lunch time club, where students can play games, socialise and have help with homework. Students are welcomed in the Support Base at lunchtime