Learning Support and Extension

“All groups of pupils, including those eligible for the pupil premium, disabled pupils, pupils with special educational needs, and those who need special help to catch up make at least good and often outstanding progress through the school”. (Ofsted, November 2013)

Swakeleys School values the diversity of its student population and strives to meet the needs of all learners. The staff within the learning support and extension department work to support students who have Special Educational Needs (SEN), English as an Additional language (EAL) and who are Gifted and Talented (G&T). Students are identified by means of transition information, information from parents, school based assessments and subject assessments.

Students with SEN or EAL are supported in a variety of ways by the subject teachers and the learning support and extension department. Students may be supported in small group settings outside the class, they may receive in class support or they may receive support from an outside agency such as an educational psychologist.

G&T students are supported in class by extension activities which are designed to broaden and deepen their understanding or knowledge of a subject and out of class with extra curricular clubs and events.

Our building is accesible to a range of disabilities, being largely on the ground floor. We have a lift where the building extend to the first floor. Our current provision which very successfully supports a blind pupil reinforces the good access arranegements we have.