The Learning Support Unit
Sir Thomas Boughey Cooperative Trust School believes that all students should have access to a broad, balanced and relevant education including an appropriate curriculum that is differentiated according to individual needs. Pupils are, where possible, supported in the classroom rather than withdrawn from lessons but in KS3 it is felt that a number of pupils need extra literacy and mathematics support. Therefore we have Booster groups (1 lesson per week) and Extraction groups (2 lessons per week) that are taught in the Learning Support Unit (LSU).
Every single class has a complex range of learning needs. The term learning support upholds the theory of individual learning needs and the provision of curriculum access for all. Learning support is:
- Support for pupils to help them access the curriculum
- Support for Teaching Staff to help all students access the curriculum
- A partnership between Teachers, Parents and Pupils
- A partnership between Teachers and Teaching Assistants
Our Vision for our Pupils
Sir Thomas Boughey believes that all pupils have a right to an education that offers equal opportunities for all taking into account individual differences. This requires the delivery of an appropriately differentiated curriculum which takes account of these needs, in an environment that accepts all pupils as being of equal value.
The Learning Support Unit has a strong passion that all pupils whether they have severe, moderate or specific learning difficulties should be able to achieve and progress in all areas of the school life. Our pupils with SEND should be able to reach their full potential, be included fully in the school community and make a successful and happy transition into adulthood. Our overall aim is to continue to provide an outstanding quality of education at Sir Thomas Boughey Cooperative Trust School. Every person matters
The Learning Support Unit's aim for all pupils with SEND is for them to reach or exceed their target grades at GCSE and for them to be able to achieve well in adult life. All departments have their own policy for collaborating with Teaching Assistants and briefing them on the content of lessons.