Curriculum Support is home to the Study Centre/Learning Support, and the library.
The Study Centre
The Study Centre is staffed by the SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator), an SEN teacher and a Study Centre Manager. Additionally we have a large team of teaching assistants who provide support for students with SEN both in and out of the classroom. A few of these TA’s are specialised in certain areas and run extra support sessions for students who need them.
All students are assessed upon entry to Denefield. The results are analysed alongside other data and information from primary schools to identify students’ individual needs so that the right kind of support or intervention can be put in place. This is then monitored and evaluated on a regular basis.
In KS3, identified students are withdrawn from some lessons to receive extra literacy teaching. These include being invited on the Withdrawal Programme, Extra Studies or 'Catch Up' literacy programme. Other intervention programmes that we run include Socials Skills and Emotional Literacy.
In KS4, identified students attend Extra Studies lessons during which they receive support for literacy, numeracy, homework, and study skills. Support and guidance for transition into further education is also given.
The SENCO and SEN staff are responsible for making all staff aware of the individual needs of their students. This is done through a confidential SEN register which is updated and published at least termly, regular feedback and giving advice, meetings with teachers about certain students or specific SEN, ongoing training, collaborative working with the teaching assistants and regular meetings with parents and/or professionals. This ensures that the school is meeting the needs of all students and encouraging them to reach their individual potential.
We also run a homework club in the Study Centre everyday except Monday, 3.00pm-4.00pm, for any students who may need support with homework issues.
The library is open from 8.00am until 4.00pm every day. It contains a wide range of printed and AV material, for loan and reference, as well as 20 computers with internet access. There are study spaces for 120 students.
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Updated October 2011