In the Learning Support Curriculum area the support provided to our students ensures that all individuals are given the greatest chance of success.
Please explore these pages to find out more about what we offer.
Learning Support seeks:
Students will be given the opportunity to improve their Mathematics and English through the delivery of Literacy and Numeracy lessons.
Identified students in Years 7 and 8, who are below National Curriculum Expected Standard in Mathematics or Reading, receive lessons which are delivered in very small groups.
Students in Years 7 and 8 identified with a low reading score receive small group, individual or paired reading lessons.
Additionally, students are supported on an individual basis, either through the use of specialised programmes or in one of two Academic Tutorial rooms.
In Learning Support there are currently nine teaching rooms, two Social Inclusion units, two full-sized mentoring rooms and six individual mentoring rooms.
Within the above there is a wealth of computers and programs, as well as resources designed to help individual students with specific difficulties.
In all of the classrooms and adjoining corridors, wall space is used to create informative and stimulating displays.
A team of teaching assistants under the direction and guidance of the SENCo provide additional support in lessons as well as helping individual students.
Years 7 and 8 use a wide variety of resources to improve their Mathematics, English, Literacy and Numeracy skills.
Years 9-11 use a wide variety of resources, both classroom and computer based.
An after-Academy Homework Club runs every night. Attendance is on a voluntary basis. Staff are available to support students individually. All students have access to the Academy's resources from the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
Additional support with Literacy, Numeracy and Reading ensures that all students have a good understanding of the basics - essential for any future job, Further or Higher Education.