At Eckington School, the Learning Support department aims to work closely with all other curriculum areas, encouraging them to look carefully at the curriculum on offer to ensure that it is accessible to all students.
The department is extremely busy and dynamic, contributing to key areas of whole school development such as teaching and learning styles, curriculum planning, improving literacy and numeracy, assessment, behaviour management and provision for able and talented pupils.
Support is offered directly through 1:1 tuition, small group tuition, and in-class support. At KS4 some pupils follow the Youth Award Scheme. Each learning support teacher undertakes some whole class teaching.
All pupils are screened in reading and spelling on entry to the school and other baseline assessment including KS2 SAT's, CAT's and MidYIS are also taken into consideration. Pupils considered to be at risk academically are screened individually and, if necessary, placed on an appropriate stage of the Code of Practice and placed on the SEN Register.
We run a variety of workshops to develop reading, spelling, writing, number and social skills. Pupils with a special learning difficulty follow a Beat Dyslexia programme. Homework Clubs run every lunchtime and are supervised by Learning Support Staff.