What intervention programmes do you run and do you have particular areas of expertise?
- Pastoral support for all students through access to Tutor, Associate Tutor, House Achievement Leader and Pastoral Support staff
- Academic mentoring for all students by Tutor or Associate Tutor
- Access to the Academy before and after school with use of the Gateway Learning Hub with ICT facilities (opportunity to purchase breakfast in the morning)
- Homework club
- KS3 Intervention Groups – provides intense Literacy and Numeracy intervention for those achieving significantly below expectation at KS2 (small group with some 1:1, TA support and a primary approach to delivering the curriculum)
- Reading Intervention – Through Accelerated Reading, 1:1 individual tutoring, Peer reading
- ICT based Literacy and Numeracy Interventions (Lexia and Symphony) delivered through after school Enrichment.
- Small lower ability sets in English and Maths which may have class based TA support attached to allow for small group or 1:1 support as directed by class teacher
- Y11 Intervention mentoring and support – may include small group English/Mathematics sessions
- Examination Access Arrangements – as part of ongoing assessment for progress and intervention
- SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) support – may be through external provider (eg. The Rock) with small groups exploring a range of topics such as self-esteem, anger management, appropriate classroom behaviour
- Speech and Language Development – 1:1, pairs or small group working with TA or SENDCo
- Social Skills Group – for those with autistic tendencies/diagnosis
- EAL support for new arrivals
- Personalised timetable
- PACE – alternative curriculum for those at high risk of permanent exclusion
- Pastoral Support Plan (PSP) – mentor support. Prior to PSP students may be supported and mentored by senior members of staff to help students conform to normal behavioural expectations.
- Counselling service
- Access to School nurse
- Support through a range of external agencies
All Saints’ Academy has a wide range of experience in relation to different types of SEND, but do not specialize in any area.
Some staff have taken part in awareness training sessions focusing on
- Speech, language and Communication needs (led by Advisory Teaching Service)
- Working with students with literacy difficulties – in particular the implications of low reading ages (led by SENDCo)
- Basic understanding of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (led by Advisory Teaching Service)
- All staff new to teaching attend a SEND training based session led by the SENDCo
- SENDCo and some TA’s are trained to deliver ‘Fresh Start’ Literacy Programme, Lexia and Symphony Programmes
The SENDCo has worked with a variety of specialist staff to advise Teachers and TAs on a range of strategies to support working with students with different needs. This includes support strategies for working with difficulties that include:
- Hearing Impairment
- Visual impairment
- Speech and language difficulties
- Autistic spectrum disorder