Curriculum Support works alongside students who speak English as an Additional Language, those who have Special Educational Needs, as well as those who may have a temporary barrier to learning and need support in accessing the curriculum. We work closely to ensure our students who are placed with foster carers receive every opportunity possible to access the curriculum and fulfil their potention.
We work closely with partner primary schools to ensure a smooth adn positive transition experience for all of our new students. We will attend meetings at primary schools so we can fully support individuals and their families. We also support students with their transition to Post-16 education providers by supporting with the completion of application forms, attending interviews and liaising with the schools and colleges, so they are fully prepared for the arrival of our students.
Our Teaching Assistants support across both Key Stages and across the whole curriculum. They also work closely with students with their assessments and examinations.. We assess all of our students in Year 10 to ensure appropriate arrangements are made to enable them to access the GCSE examinations.
In Years 9, 10 and 11, we follow the Alternative Curriculum option, where students are entered for a range of qualifications, including BTEC Personal and Social Development, and ASDAN courses. Students are able to spend time on their personal studies in some lessons, so they have support from staff adn time to complete work to a high standard using the facilities provided.
The Curriculum Support area is open to vulnerable students at break and lunchtimes. Teaching Assistants organise lunchtime clubs including crafts, board games and watching DVDs. After-College clubs cater for small groups of students to help improve reading and spelling skills and support homework. We work closely with the Library to support the literacy development of all students.
We interact with Local Authority professionals such as Educational Psychologists, Speech and Language therapists, Hearing and Vision Impairment advisory teachers, Social Interaction and Communication Difficulties advisory teacher and Mobility advisors. All information and recommendations are passed to teaching staff and posted on the shared facility, ensuring effective liasion and communication about every student.
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St. Joseph's Local Offer
The local offer details how the College will provide support for all children who have a special educational need or are disabled. This may involve other agencies and specialists. Parents are involved with what support is made available and how.
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