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SEND & Pathway Centre

The Pathway Centre

The Pathway Centre and our Learn + rooms are an integral and important aspect of the school, where members of staff work closely together with students to ensure their individual needs are met. The Pathway Centre includes three main areas; SEND Department (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities), with Learn+1, Learn +2 and Learn+3 teaching spaces, Mentoring / Pastoral Support and a Reset and Relaunch quiet learning room. 

SEND Department

The SEND department is led by the Assistant Headteacher INCo and the SENCo alongside a number of well-trained staff, including Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTA) and Learning Support Assistants (LSA) and SEN teachers.

We recognise that our students have individual learning needs and may have specific difficulties which hinder access to the curriculum.  These may require in-class support or interventions for specific tuition and support.

Teaching Assistants work closely with teachers and the curriculum areas to set targets with appropriate challenge, helping individual students to achieve or surpass their expected levels.

One of the major strengths of the department is that all support staff know the students well and treat them as individuals in order to make them independent and successful learners. Through this, they are able to provide a personalised education that removes barriers to learning. The department has strong links with outside agencies to support learning further.  

Students can access a range of support provided by staff and outside agencies.  We work closely with students, parents and outside agencies to ensure that the needs of all students are met using a student-centred approach.

Positive behaviour and full attendance are essential components of an effective teaching and learning environment, and they support our duty to promote the welfare of our students and keep them safe. We believe that everyone has a right to learn, and nobody has a right to prevent learning. We are firm, clear and consistent in our expectations, and we work hard to help our students develop and use the social, emotional and behavioural skills they need to succeed. This policy underpins the school’s commitment to enabling all our students to reach their highest levels of personal achievement by:

  • Encouraging positive behaviour
  • Encouraging and promoting an understanding of the importance of regular attendance and good timekeeping
  • Providing clear guidance to students, parents and staff
  • Making it clear we value all students and appreciate diversity
  • Expecting our school environment to be safe, secure, supportive, and reinforce the moral and ethical values we encourage our students to live by

Tel: 01442 394141