Care and Guidance underpins all aspects of our inclusive provision assisting our students to enjoy their education, feel valued and develop both academically and personally. All students are supported in their learning and encouraged to engage in every aspect of school life.
Should students experience barriers to their learning be they academic, physical, emotional or social we promptly intervene to support their access to the curriculum and enjoyment of school. St Simon Stocks operates a strong inclusion practices led by our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator Mrs L Goldson. For those students with special educational needs and disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to support their needs we ensure access arrangements are in place to support their normal way of working and where required deploy teaching assistant support (link to SEND information).
There is a strong focus on students’ literacy and numeracy skills and where appropriate we facilitate increased access to English and Maths in Key Stage three. Small group intervention is used to target gaps in understanding in core subjects. For students who miss aspects of their learning or require extra help catch up activities and targeted support are readily available. Elective after-school intervention (WHOOSH) and access to online learning programs, for example TASSOMAI, are provided for those students seeking extra assurance and help