Curriculum Support Centre

"Through our strong curriculum and rich community life we seek to meet the needs of the whole person and enable every pupil to reach their full potential.”

Curriculum Support Centre

Introduction

The Curriculum Support Centre (CSC) is a facility that offers help and support to those students who have additional needs who may need help with their learning and/or help accessing the curriculum.

It also offers a safe and secure environment in which students may seek further help and guidance from a friendly team of Curriculum Support Assistants or attend a range of intervention programmes.

We believe very strongly that all students are entitled to the same opportunities as their peers and to have access to a full and balanced curriculum appropriate to their needs.

Who is the CSC for?

We cater for a wide range of needs including:

  • Learning Difficulties
  • Severe and complex needs
  • Physical Disability
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Speech & Language Difficulty
  • Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Social, Emotional, Behavioural Difficulty (SEBD)
  • Medical Needs

Broadly speaking any student who is not meeting their full potential or has a difficulty in accessing the curriculum

Provision

A range of different provisions and interventions are available according to the needs to the student. These include:

  • In-class support
  • Advice to the class teacher on teaching strategies
  • Dedicated keyworker who can liaise between home and school
  • Basic Skills classes in literacy and numeracy
  • Speech and Language Therapy Programmes
  • Social Skills Group
  • Circle of Friends
  • Alternative curriculum e.g. ASDAN Bronze course, Skills for Working Life
  • Exam Access Arrangements

We also work in partnership with a range of different agencies who offer further advice and support to your child if required.

In addition we work with a range of agencies who can assess and advise on the student’s needs.

Staff

Name
Role
Mrs Savva
Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo)
Mrs L Warr
Senior CSA & Admin Assist
Mrs E George
Specialist Assessor of SpLD (SEN.CO Agency)
Mrs C Murphy Curriculum Support Assistant
Mrs P Idun
Curriculum Support Assistant
Ms A Seddeka Curriculum Support Assistant
Ms P Bongomin Curriculum Support Assistant

The role of the parent/carer

We value the advice and opinions of the student’s parent/carer. Your unique knowledge of your own child informs our own practice. Your keyworker will maintain regular contact with you and you can call your keyworker directly if you have any concerns. We aim to work fully in partnership with parents and carers.

How do I get support for my child?

If you are concerned about the progress your child is making and think there is an underlying issue, you should contact the SENCo for an informal discussion. The SENCo will take your concerns seriously and fully investigate your child’s ability to learn/access the curriculum.
If necessary more formal assessments will be undertaken. Initial assessments will be conducted in school and depending on the outcomes a referral, with your permission, to an appropriate agency will be made.
If an additional need is identified, a programme of intervention will be devised, incorporating the advice of any outside agency.

For further information, please click on the following links to download our documents:

School Offer to students with additional needs

SEN Information Report

SEND Policy

Click here to view our Accessibility Plan on our policies page