|Head of Department:||Miss A Jones|
The school has a highly regarded Learning Support Department and we are an Enhanced Mainstream School with specialist provision for autism. Under our accessibility plan the school has been adapted to accommodate students with disabilities. Our whole school policy for inclusion and SEN is available on our website and it outlines the steps taken to ensure that students with SEN are given equality of opportunity and access.
The Learning Support Department works with teaching staff, the Year Manager and the Pastoral Officer 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. As an Enhanced Mainstream School, our team has additional knowledge, skills and experience to meet the support needs of our students with autism.
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, Miss Alison Jones.