The Learning Hub welcomes all students. We offer expertise and support to ensure that students are supported effectively with challenges associated with communication and interaction; cognition and learning; social, emotional and mental wellbeing and sensory and/or physical needs.
The guiding principle for students with special educational needs and disabilities is the ‘graduated approach’ recommended by the SEND Code of Practice (2015). Students are primarily included within the mainstream classroom where quality teaching is the first wave of provision.
Students are encouraged to develop their independent thinking, learning and coping skills both within the curriculum and in their wider lives. The Learning Hub staff strive to support students on a personalised basis. This may include the provision of additional academic teaching, coaching, mentoring, in-class support and help with study skills. Some students may have additional involvement from outside agencies.
The Learning Hub assesses the needs of students through a variety of screening methods. The input of parents and students throughout the assessment and planning process is welcomed and valued. The Special Educational Needs Coordinator has responsibility for coordinating and communicating information about students who require different approaches to all staff across the school.