Learning Centre staff work with pupils, parents, colleagues across the school to ensure that all young people at Lornshill Academy have the best learning experience and environment to allow them to learn and develop to their fullest potential. The staff have extensive experience of working with pupils with a wide variety of additional needs in a number of different contexts within the school. There is a very wide range of support available and we aim to offer support that is pupil-centred and flexible to meet the individual needs of the young people in Lornshill academy.
The Learning Centre faculty works closely with our partner agencies ranging from CAMH (Child and Adolescent Mental Health), Speech and Language Therapy, social work and Educational Psychology. At the centre of all we do, is the young person and we ensure the views of pupils and parents are taken into account when making decisions which affect the young person.
Additional Support Strategies
The type and level of support required to meet a young person’s additional support needs will be varied, discussed and agreed in review meetings between staff, relevant partner agencies, parents/carers and the pupil.
Some strategies may include:
- Learning profiles containing pupil information and support strategies based on assessment given to teachers to remove any barriers to pupil accessing the curriculum.
- Supported in class with differentiated material, pace of learning, coloured overlays, subject specific word banks etc.
- Classroom support from Learning Assistants, class teachers or Learning Centre staff.
- Group work – extraction to work in small groups to focus on improving literacy and numeracy with intense support.
- Learning Hub –the young persons’ additional support needs may be supported with a personalised timetable, which will be agreed with pupils, parents and staff. This may include the young person being supported to support specific literacy, numeracy or HWB targets in the Learning Hub.
- Paired literacy and numeracy support.
- Advice and support from partner agencies such as Speech and Language Therapy, Educational Psychologist, social work and health.
- ICT support – use of ICT with appropriate apps or software to support learning.