Pupils with special educational needs may at times require a more specialised programme in some or all of their subjects.
The school places a high priority on the need to provide the best possible education for these pupils. This is a successful and expanding department providing support throughout the school.
Dr L S Greenway (Head of Department)
Mrs H E Sawyer
Miss C Billingham (Learning Support Assistant)
Mr D Bevis (Learning Support Assistant)
We have a fully equipped Resource Centre with an open door policy, available to all pupils across the school, regardless of need. There is also an extensive range of teaching and support material available, which may be used by pupils throughout the school day.
Any subject teacher, tutor, Head of year, parent, outside agency or the school nurse may express concern to the Learning Support Department.
If a pupil is identified as having a specific learning difficulty, that student will be offered support from our specialist staff either on an individual basis or in small groups. The amount of time given depends on the pupil's needs and can vary from one to four lessons per week.
We are also able to offer the following support:
- The assessment and referral of pupils.
- Liaison with specialist outside agencies where appropriate.
- Advice and training for staff, pupils and parents.
- Meetings with parents to discuss their child’s needs and implementation of any adjustments required.
- Liaison with public examination boards for the arrangement of any access arrangements necessary.
In addition, we offer an autism support group, which meets one lunchtime a week.
Bablake is committed to providing equal access for all pupils to a broad and balanced curriculum. A pupil's individual strengths and preferences are taken into account in addition to the advice of staff and parental requests.
Almost every Bablake pupil achieves exceptional things. Correctly, they see no barriers for their ambitions and believe in themselves.
There is a fantastic range of co-curricular activity available and the department encourages involvement in much of this, while advising caution and supporting time management where appropriate.
For more information, contact the department head at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff know their pupils well and respond sensitively to individual needs. A caring atmosphere prevails thoughout the school.