At St Joseph’s we understand that some pupils need additional support in their studies. You can have confidence from the very start of your journey in the experience of the Learning Support Team. We have a Head of Learning Support & EAL and a Learning Support Assistant who choose to specialise in Special Educational needs and are enthusiastic in enabling pupils to reach their potential. We also adopt a whole school approach, in that classroom teachers are equally involved in following their passions to support students both within the classroom and for short term support.
We encourage parents with pupils who have additional needs to contact admissions as our SENDCo welcomes discussions on the level of support we can offer.
Our unique approach
We have an effective support programme which is unique and meets the needs of our community. We have called this CLARITY – Confidence in Learning, Assessment, revision, Interactions, Time management and You.
Any student may be referred to our CLARITY programme, whether this is for 1:2:1 support, small groups or part of our enrichment programme. The CLARITY programme adapts to the needs of our community via input from teachers, the pastoral team and parents, ensuring a child-centred approach which is nimble in supporting current needs.
The College has a core value of teaching via an evidence-based approach and we are committed to implement support where progress is benchmarked termly and clear targets are agreed on.