Curriculum Support Centre
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
A range of different provisions and interventions are available according to the needs of the student. These include:
- In-class support
- Advice to the class teacher on teaching strategies
- Dedicated key worker 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 key stage 4 curriculum: ASDAN Arts Award; BTEC Home Cooking; Entry level English, Maths and Science; ESOL; Functional skills English and maths; Work experience and Skills for Working Life
- Alternative key stage 3 curriculum in year 7: reinforcement of basic literacy and numeracy skills
- Exam Access Arrangements
We also work in partnership with a range of different agencies who assess and offer further advice on the student’s needs. Support is then given to your child if required. These include:
- Educational Psychologist
- Speech and Language Therapist
- Language, Interaction and Communication Service
- Complex Needs and Dyslexia Service
- Occupational therapist
- Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service
- Hearing Impairment Service
- Visual Impairment Service
Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) and Inclusion Manager is:
Tel: 0208 472 6022
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 key worker will maintain regular contact with you and you can call your key worker 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:
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