Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
What we are trying to achieve with our students
We aim to support students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities to become independent learners and develop confidence and self-esteem.
We aim to give them a range of strategies to overcome certain aspects of their learning difficulty, which they can apply to all areas of their life in order to achieve their goals.
We also offer pastoral support to students across all year groups. We support students in a range of lessons and try to complement the ethos of each department. We are involved in many different areas such as running social skills groups and a young carers group, with the aim of ensuring that all students have a voice and feel valued and supported and are ready to access all of the educational opportunities available at The Knights Templar School.
Learning Development Team
Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator: Mrs E Mitchell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Learning Development Team support students in all subjects and work across Key Stages 3 and 4. Support in Key Stage 5 is often of a more pastoral nature. We work with students on developing focus and concentration in the lesson and aiding their understanding of the work being covered or on short programmes of intervention based on their specific difficulties.
We have a 1:1 tutor one day a week to work with students who need to consolidate areas of learning in either English or Maths in order to move forward.
We run a Lexia programme to support students with dyslexia or weaker literacy skills.
We also run a range of groups and clubs including Games Club, where students can develop their social skills, a daily homework club and a Young Carers group.
We act as a safe haven for many pupils and as mentors for a range of pupils, who may have emotional or behavioural difficulties.
Access Arrangements for Examinations
Having extra time in an examination is essential for those entitled to this. Please click on the link below to get advice on how best to use this.