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Learning Support becomes Additional Learning Team

From September, the Learning Support team will be changing.  The department is being restructured to encompass all of the additional learning provision across the school and will be known as the Additional Learning Team.

From September, the Learning Support team will be changing.  The department is being restructured to encompass all of the additional learning provision across the school and will be known as the Additional Learning Team.  The new team will umbrella the additional provision that the school arranges to support those who have extra requirements for making progress right across the school, whether that be for those who are struggling to make progress or for those who are performing above age expectations.

Rachael Godlement, currently SENCO, will take on the role of Learning Co-ordinator, leading the team and there will be some new members joining the team too.  Briony Adams, Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator will come on board, to develop the provision in school for our highest attaining students to mirror that available to those who are most in need of help with their learning.  Meryl McArthur will join the team also, as Teacher of Transition Curriculum, a programme for students starting year 7 who have not yet reached expected levels of progress.

At the start of the next school year, new education laws will come into place regarding Special Educational Needs; the change to the Learning Support team will be part of the school’s response to these new laws and will mean that we comply with the expectations from the government.  One of the new requirements is for every school to publish an online ‘Special Needs Information Report’ or ‘School Offer’, detailing how we make arrangements for students with additional needs.  The Henry Beaufort school offer will be published on the school website from 1st September.

These changes to the school’s provision are an exciting step forward for the school, as we will be building on our ethos for additional needs; designing provision that meets individual students’ needs, helping them to make progress whatever their starting point.  We aim to be honest, hopeful, holistic and helpful, so that our students can be bold, brave, believe in themselves and do their best.  The Additional Learning team will be HB3, supporting HB2 in action!