The Learning Development Department (LDD) is under the direction of the SENCO, Ms Salih. The department runs small Curriculum Support groups throughout Years 7 - 11. Specialist SEN teachers focus on Maths and English in Years 7 to 9 and in Year 7, the scheme of work includes the ‘My Journey’ project with a focus on Versailles. For the last two years, the Learning Development Department has lead a trip to Versailles, which Year 7 Curriculum Support students are encouraged to attend.
Students eligible for Curriculum Support are those with clear indicators of a learning difficulty. Information from primary school and KS2 SATs are used to identify these students. A student in Curriculum Support is placed on the SEN Register and will be at one of three thresholds as identified by the Code of Practice i.e. School Action, School Action Plus or a Statement.
The SENCO and her team are responsible for testing and recommending special considerations for examinations including lower school exams, GCSEs and AS/A Levels.
The Dyslexia Support Service is run by the SEN specialist teachers if identified students with dyslexia are in need of extra support. This takes place during Vacuum and is on a one to one basis.