Additional Educational Needs
Our Aims for Sixth Form pupils
At St Edmund’s there is a shared responsibility to make the curriculum more accessible for all pupils. A whole school approach is adopted so that mainstream and specialist teachers work together for the benefit of pupils with additional needs.
The small classes in sixth form facilitate a continued support system, with subject teachers and tutors on hand to offer continual advice and support. For example, on arrival to the sixth form all pupils undergo a transition day which focuses on developing study skills, including note-taking, essay planning and revision skills.
Using the school data tracking system, the AEN department work with subject teachers and the pastoral team to ensure that support is provided to those who require it. We cannot offer subject specific advice at A-level however we can provide intermittent support to those who have difficulty acquiring study skills. Pupils may attend the lunchtime drop in sessions or a fortnightly mentoring session with a specialist teacher. For pupils accessing these services, achievable targets are set and we work closely with their parents and subject teachers.
We recognise that some of our pupils put in a great effort to overcome their difficulties or weaknesses; they need encouragement and support both at school and at home to do this. We are proud of the progress made by our pupils; we celebrate their strengths and achievements.
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