Pupil Support

The Pupil Support Department is a team of three Coordinators who each have a responsibility for one area of the School: Kindergarten, Lower School and Upper School. Additionally, specialists come into School on a part time basis to offer tutoring and other supportive work. The School Medical Practitioner visits for a few days termly and offers advice where this is requested. The Upper School Coordinator also works on special provision for exams where this is appropriate.

 

Specialists within this department include a Eurythmy Therapist, Art Therapist, EAL and Speech Specialist and several experienced teachers who provide academic tutoring.

 

Kindergarten Teachers, Class Teachers and Guardians consider all pupils in their Class and work with parents and Pupil Support to provide any additional support a child may need. This could vary from a very minor adjustment to some specialised help – due to a health, social or learning difficulty, for example, and reference to the SHANARRI Wheel of Wellbeing.

 

Pupil Support Plans are created after meeting together and sharing information, ensuring that parents and pupils are included in planning and kept informed of progress. Most of the time, these are created by the child or young person’s Kindergarten/Class Teacher or Guardian, who is the Lead Professional, but if specialists or different areas of the Wellbeing Team within the School are providing additional support, the Support Plans are coordinated by the Pupil Support Coordinator – either Kindergarten, Lower School or Upper School. This is vital for timetabling specialists and for coordinating support. Occasionally, the Coordinator will create a more complex Plan, required if a pupil has specialist intervention from out-with the School or is not able to attend School for a prolonged period of time for health reasons. Parents are involved in the creation

 

If additional support out of the normal class setting is required, this will normally happen during the school day and will be planned to cause as little disruption to the pupil’s timetable as possible, and in negotiation with pupil, teacher and parent.

 

The Department follows the Additional support for learning: statutory guidance (2017).

 

 

Charlotte Willson (Kindergarten)

Anne Fleming (Lower School)

Anne Jardine (Upper School)

 

 

Eyes and Ears Boxes: These padlocked postboxes can be used by any child or adult, and can raise any concern. They can be signed or anonymous. Situated at the entrance to the Music Room (Edinholme) and above the Lost Property (Woodlands), they are emptied once a week on Thursdays. Please put Child Protection concerns in sealed envelope.