- Miss Natalie Cox SENCO
- Mrs Carole Longmire HLTA
- Miss Victoria Pursehouse TA
- Mrs Janet Laybourn TA
- Mrs Anna Reid
- Mrs Fenn SENCO
- Mrs Karen Anderson DI
Junior School Learning
All our staff understand that
children acquire, assimilate and communicate information at
different rates and that a range of different and effective
teaching approaches and experiences are required.
Additionally, the Junior School
special educational needs coordinator (SENCO) manages the
arrangements for pupils needing further support in their learning.
This may be a structured multisensory teaching programme, but could
also be through curriculum support, by teaching study skills,
organisation, and revision skills. Teaching Assistants in Junior
School also support pupils in small groups both in and out of the
The school believes that early
identification of a specific difficulty and early intervention
produces maximum progress.
Any regular 1:1 professional
lessons which may be recommended can usually be accommodated in
school during the working day. Parents whose children have a 1:1
support lesson are welcome to attend any or all of these
The school works with the
guidelines and recommendations in the Code of Practice for the
monitoring and assessment of pupils with Special Educational Needs
A strength of the school
is that the learning support arranged for our pupils is well
coordinated between all the professionals involved and the
Senior School Learning Support
Senior School Learning Support is based in Ashdell House.
On entry to Senior School any pupil with previously identified
learning difficulties will be supported appropriately in
consultation with the pupil, parents and teaching staff concerned,
to promote a smooth transition from Junior to Senior
All pupils are routinely assessed in Year 7 and Year 9.
Our Learning Support Team can offer support in class and/or
individually if necessary. Specialist support (i.e. dyslexia) may
be arranged if required on a peripatetic basis. Small class sizes
at Westbourne ensure that each child's needs are catered for by
class teachers and Learning Support staff.
Learning Support staff send regular updates to those
supported pupils and their parents through reports, parents
evenings, informal meetings/telephone calls and twice yearly
Parents are warmly invited to contact the school to
discuss any aspects of Learning Support at Westbourne.