Q: How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child will receive?
Supporting Your Child & Learning Support Department
Published on - 16-05-2016
- Our provision is arranged to meet our students’ needs, within the resources available. This approach reflects the fact that different students require different levels of support in order to achieve age expected attainment.
• Students with special educational needs are identified by BHCS staff, primary schools, parents, other professionals and screening tests. All new students have their reading and spelling skills assessed within the first week of joining Brighton Hill to ensure that literacy difficulties are identified and intervention/ support can be implemented where necessary.
- Our Zone 7 classroom is located within the FLC and the school works closely with Primary and Junior schools to identify students who would benefit from the primary style curriculum, with main focus on literacy and numeracy, which this facility offers.
- In Year 8, some students will still require additional support with their English and Maths, along with continuing on the ELSA programme, this option is available for them throughout Year 8.
- We provide a learning support service in line with our SEND Policy which has been ratified by the Board of Governors and we subscribe to an admissions policy that meets Hampshire County Council expectations.
- The service incorporates provision for Gifted and Talented students as we recognise that these more able students also have special educational needs.
- The SENCo consults with subject teachers, academic leaders and Heads of Year, as well as with support staff, to discuss the students’ needs and what support would be appropriate.
- There are always on-going discussions with parents/carers for any student who requires additional support for their learning.
Examples of additional Intervention which can be delivered:
- Reading comprehension, spelling and handwriting intervention are delivered in 12 week programmes.
- Students participating in the accelerated reading accuracy programme attend daily 20 minute sessions.
- Numeracy Catch Up sessions are delivered weekly in AM tutor time.
- 1:1 support is delivered as a 6-12 week individualised programme.
- ELSA, Friendship and SLCN Groups run throughout the academic year.