Special Educational Needs (SEND)
We have high aspirations for all learners, supporting them to independence and empowering them to achieve their full potential academically and socially.
The Learning Support Department consists of a team of skilled and qualified Teaching Assistants and Higher Level Teaching Assistants who support in the classroom and carry out intervention.
Our department has excellent targeted liaison with middle schools to ensure smooth transfer to Corfe Hills, which enables continuity and enhancement of provision, with liaison extended to parents in 1:1 meetings with the SENCO.
The ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network) Courses and CoPE (Certificate of Personal Effectiveness) accommodate the students who benefit from a portfolio-based programme of work which promotes the development of study and life skills in Key Stage 4.
The Social and Emotional Intelligence programme is delivered either on a 1:1 basis or small group setting. This programme enables students to understand their own beliefs, feelings and behaviours and those of their peers.
The Literacy Programme, in Year 9, aims to raise achievement for students performing below expected levels in English; it is an innovative programme that has encouraged previous students to write for all purposes, using many forms of inspirational media.
The Numeracy Programme, in Year 9, aims to raise achievement for students performing below expected levels in Maths; the programme aims to further embed basic numeracy skills using an assortment of resources and materials.
For students who have the support of health professionals, we liaise closely with these agencies to ensure a cohesive programme of support.
For students with an EHCP we offer an alternative package of accredited courses in Key Stage 4, such as Functional Skills.
Our students with SEND make good progress from their own starting points in academic, social, emotional and physical areas. The combination of academic and life skills they acquire enables them to move onto their choice of post-16 provision and independence in adulthood.
Mrs Claire Ratcliffe
SENCO and Leader of Learning Support
School SEN Information Report
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