Support for Learning and Behaviour

Queen Anne is committed to providing teaching and learning in the mainstream setting for all its pupils whenever possible.

Support in classes

Pupils’ learning and behaviour may be supported in the classroom by another appropriate person.  Often this will be a member of the Pupil Support staff, although for some pupils subject teacher or peer support may be just as effective.  In all cases, Pupil Support staff and peer supporters work closely in partnership with the class teacher, who retains overall responsibility for pupils’ progress in learning and for good order within their classroom.

Withdrawal to Pupil Support Department

Withdrawals to the Pupil Support department may be planned or may be ad hoc, as circumstances dictate.  Where a pupil is withdrawn temporarily (i.e. has not formally dropped a subject), overall responsibility for their progress in learning remains with  subject departments.  The Pupil Support department will work closely in partnership with class teachers to ensure that pupils who have been temporarily withdrawn have appropriate work to do.

Examples of types support available in school:

1. Support for dyslexic type difficulties
2. Alpha-smart and/or use of lap-top computer
3. S1 Reading Recovery programme and or spelling support (short term)
4. Teacher consultation re adaptation of materials
5. Reader / scribing support in class and for assessments (limited availability)
6. Homework Club for supported study
7. Support for emotional and behavioural type difficulties
8. Short term withdrawal to Pupil Support Base to get pupils ‘back on track’
9. Behavioural targets with incentives attached
10. Crucial Skills programme behaviour management (short term)
11. Time out arrangement and additional guidance
12. In-class support to keep on task
13. Lunch Club
14. Support for autistic type difficulties
15. In class support to keep on track
16. Teacher consultation re adaptation of materials
17. Lunch Club to support social vulnerability
18. Advice from ASIST on how best to support pupils
19. Support for sensory impairment
20. Consultation and advice re adaptation of materials
21. IT and technological support
22. In-class support
23. Access to advice and expertise from the sensory support service
24. Physical and mobility impairment
25. Assistant support in class and corridors
26. Lunch Club and refectory support

This list is not exclusive and support options are arranged as needs arise. Pupil Support Teachers also coordinate support from partner agencies, for example, drug and alcohol abuse services, educational psychology, integrated community schools etc.