In-class support (including use of Student Profiles)
Learning Support Assistants are assigned to a student, or group of students, in subject lessons where barriers to learning have been identified. This support can take on a variety of guises, from help to retain focus and manage emotional responses; to offering additional levels of academic differentiation and helping to segment and process the lesson materials.
We also use a system of Student Profiles to keep all staff updated with strategies and objectives and these are regularly reviewed and updated. These one-page documents offer more detail for staff than appears on their register, so they have an in-depth knowledge of SEN or monitored students and are able to adapt their classroom support accordingly.
LSAs, Inclusion Leaders and our administration team also go the extra mile to help students with their non-academic needs. We offer lots of practical strategies to assist with coping and organisation, which could include being prepared for lesson, accessing the canteen facilities, meet and greet at the start of the school day, issuing time-out cards and printing pocket timetables. We never limit our help and work collaboratively to find a solution to every problem, with a host of unique and personalised solutions.