Year 7: Primary / Secondary Transfer Group - The aim of this group is to make the transition into secondary school smoother and successful for the students. This runs for a term in Autumn and is taught by a Learning Support teacher.
Year 8: Personalised package of literacy and numeracy support as well as communication skills small groups. The aim of these groups is to develop positive interaction skills and effective communication skills. This is run by TAS staff.
Year 9: Life Skills. Students are taught in small groups to develop key skills and prepare them for transition into KS4. Students are given additional support in maths, English and science (as required) and prepared through learning of key vocabulary. This is taught by the TAS teachers.
Key Stage 4: Learning Skills - Students are taught learning skills covering revision techniques, learning styles, additional maths and English support as well as support to complete coursework. This is run twice a week and is taught by a Learning Support teacher over the two years.
In addition to the above, we offer:
One-to-one support - students have the opportunity to work one-to-one with the learning support assistants in TAS to develop their reading and writing skills.
We work closely with a Speech and Language therapist and run communication skills groups alongside them.
Support in mainstream lessons = learning support assistants are part of the TAS base. They have a good understanding of each student's needs and help to differentiate work for students in their mainstream lessons.
A key worker - to listen to students, hold Annual Reviews, provide encouragement, offer realistic advice and help resolve any problems they are experiencing.
A safe space - for students to come to if they are experiencing difficulties in lessons.
Structured activities at break times for students who have difficulties during unstructured times of the day. This is run by TAS staff and run at both breaks.