|Head of Department:||H Handley (Acting)|
The school has a highly regarded Learning Support department and, under our accessibility plan, the school has been adapted to accommodate students with disabilities. Our whole school policy for inclusion and SEND is available on our website, outlining the steps taken to ensure that students with SEND are given equality of opportunity and access.
The Learning Support Department works with teaching staff, the individual group Learning Managers and the Pastoral Officers to identify, assess and plan to meet the special educational needs of students at King James’s School. We have established strong transition links with primary schools so that we can make full use of the information provided by Year 6 teachers. Once at King James’s School, student progress is regularly monitored through the Learning Cycle process. For some students it is also monitored through the Education, Health and Care Plan process.
Our whole school policy is to provide appropriate support whilst enabling students to access a broad and balanced curriculum, which can be personalised to meet individual need. Some students may receive a personalised intervention programme depending on identified need. Our team has additional knowledge, skills and experience to meet the support needs of our student who face specific SEMH challenges.
If you would like more information about the work of the Learning Support department at King James’s, please speak to our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, Helen Handley (Acting).