Learning Support

The Learning Support Department at Christ's School supports students with a wide range of Learning, Behavioural, Social and Physical needs. We also support students that have English as a second language. Our main aim as a department is to ensure that all students are fully included in the life of the school and are well supported so that they can reach their full potential.

The majority of our support work is inside the classroom, working with the subject teacher and student to help the students to access the curriculum and to make the best of their time at Christ's. We also run a range of withdrawal sessions providing targeted intervention on either a small group or 1 to 1 basis. At key stage 3 these sessions include literacy, numeracy, social, emotional and behavioural support. At key stage 4 study skills is a further option with a personalised curriculum available.

The department acts as a safe space at break and lunchtimes and provides structured activities to support students’ needs. Positive, secure relationships are built with each student through the identification of a key person within the department. The department is well resourced and consists of 18 members of staff. The team comprises a SENCo, Behaviour, Maths and Literacy specialists, Dyslexia specialist, EAL specialist , 11 Learning Support Assistants and a departmental administrator. All of the department's staff are fully trained and offer a wide range of skills to help and support the students at Christ's. We work closely with parents and outside agencies to enable us to provide the best provision that we can for our students. An Educational Psychologist is in school to work with students for half a day per week. In addition we have two days per week of Speech and Language therapy intervention, one day per week of targeted mentoring and involvement from other specialists as and when needed.

The department also houses an enhanced provision for pupils with Dyslexia. There are six places spread throughout key stage 3 and 4 for students who have a statement of special educational need for specific learning difficulties. The provision offers support from specialist dyslexia qualified staff. Students receive both individual and small group tuition from specialist staff using teaching methods in line with current practice in the field of specific learning difficulties centred on a structured multi-sensory approach.

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  • 02:39 PM - 21st July, 2017 A BIG well done to for achieving the FULL award of with - great end to the school year
  • 02:37 PM - 20th July, 2017 Thanks Mrs McGrail. Over used phrase, but she is an absolute legend!! Happy retirement. Read more
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  • 11:30 AM - 18th July, 2017 Our English department has joined twitter. Looking forward to sharing some amazing work and success! Read more