Faculty Mission Statement
The Inclusion Faculty is responsible for promoting social and academic inclusion within the school, allowing every student to maximise their potential.
The Inclusion Faculty support students who have special educational needs and/or English as an additional language.
Special Educational Needs
The majority of support for students with special educational needs is delivered by teaching assistants within the mainstream classroom. However, some students have significant needs which means they benefit from being in one of our support classes. These classes have a maximum of 12 students, with a high level of additional adult support.
In addition to our support classes and teaching assistant support, we deliver the following interventions where appropriate:-
The Dockside Reading Scheme – designed for KS3 struggling readers
Corrective Reading – designed for students who have difficulties with decoding and/or comprehension of text
IDL – a computer program designed for students with dyslexia
Some of our students have specific needs which cannot be met by a teacher or teaching assistant. Therefore, we have the following professionals in school who may work with students with SEN:-
Dr Bernice George – Educational Psychologist
Kirsty Marshall – Clinical Psychologist
Nicola Millard – Emotional Health and Well-being Practitioner
Caroline Ritson – Specific Learning Difficulties Teacher
Clare Vaughan – Speech Therapist
The SEN faculty:-
Mrs Farr: SENCO
Ms K Horne: Acting SENCO
Ms Angela Lord: SEN Administrator
EAL (English as an Additional Language) is a subject for students whose first language is not English. Students learn and improve their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the English language. They also develop vocabulary and grammar which is useful for everyday communication and essential for all school subjects.
At KS3, students attend EAL classes for two or three lessons a week.
At KS4, students study EAL as one of their options.
At the end of Year 11 all EAL students take an exam, Edexcel ESOL Skills for Life, and are entered at the level which suits them best: Entry 1 , Entry 2, Entry 3, Level 1 or Level 2.
In all Years EAL students are supported in mainstream classes by the TAs (teaching assistants)
The EAL department:
Ms J Cregeen: Head of EAL
Ms T Khan: EAL teacher
Mr G Morrison: EAL teacher
Ms L Hall: EAL TA
Ms A Simaei: EAL TA
Mr M Faisal: EAL TA
Inclusion Teaching Assistants:
Emma Farr – Head of Faculty
Mrs M. Cregeen – Head of EAL / Second in Inclusion Faculty
Mrs T. Khan – EAL Teacher / Teacher of English / Manager of Year 11 INA Project