The AEN department operates in line with the Code of Practice laid down by the Department for Education and levels of need are carefully assessed so the correct level of support can be given. Each student is an individual, developing and learning at different rates and therefore support is individually tailored to each student.
Depending on their needs, students may receive timetabled Learning Support Assistant [LSA] support in some lessons, focusing on the core subjects as well as targeted support in key areas of weakness, allowing and promoting independent learning.
We are aiming to ensure all students reach their full potential by:–
- visiting primary feeder schools as part of the transition process, ensuring Knole Academy is prepared and able to meet students’ needs on entry into year 7
- identifying students who have an additional need
- identifying the appropriate support required
- implementing the identified support to students who have an additional need
- monitoring the effectiveness of interventions
- differentiating resources across the curriculum
- meeting with the parents of identified students to facilitate GCSE option choices in year 9
- disseminating information to staff on students’ needs, useful strategies and other relevant information.
Knole Academy interventions include:-
- in-class support - Learning Support Assistants
- one-to-one support
- in-school counselling
- Understanding and Managing Emotions
- specialist equipment
- IT provision, such as laptop computers
- Writing slopes,
- Coloured overlays / coloured reading overlays
- access arrangements –identified students are tested to see if they are eligible for support in examinations such as extra time, use of laptop, a reader
- lunch time homework support club
- literacy and numeracy interventions
- differentiated curriculum
Assessment and exams
Regular monitoring of teacher assessment, opinions and student work across the whole academy is part of the formative assessment process.