Please see the ‘Meet the Team’ Link for an Introduction to the Student Support Staff.
Some of the areas where support can be given include:
Exam Access Arrangements
Homework resources/Homework club
Career advice (Connexions)
Alternative Curriculum Room (ACR)*
Key Contact Programme
Year 9/Sixth Form 1:1 Reading
Y10 Maths Intervention
One to One reading
GCSE Maths & English supported revision programme
Mental Health Wellbeing Club
LGBTQ+ and Friends Club
BU Wellbeing Course
CBT for Anxiety (Autism)
Newcastle United Foundation – Achieve
Autism Awareness Course
Social Studies – ASDAN Personal Development/Communication Skills
Year 9 PDP
Year 9 Literacy and numeracy booster classes
Work Placement (Own It)
*The Support Base also holds the Alternative Curriculum Room (ACR), where pupils who are unable to attend certain lessons for varied reasons i.e. Unable to partake in PE due to injury can be referred by a Head of Year to complete or catch up on work.
The Student Support Base is located on the ground floor at the end of the English corridor. Room numbers 032 – 042.
Support to help complete homework is provided by Learning Support Assistants both before and after school. The SSB has computers, a printer, revisions guides and a variety of other helpful resources available to any students who wish to use them.
These are the times that the Student Support Base is open and when staff can be found there.
Exam Access Arrangements
During exams the Student Support Base is used for students with additional needs to sit their exams and have additional arrangements such as Smaller venue, Prompt, Reader, Scribe, Rest-Breaks or Extra-Time. The EAA will be formally assessed through Year 10 however temporary arrangements can be given before then to allow for students to practice their arrangements.
SAM Learning – Personalised intervention programme.
MyMaths – for extra Math’s activities and homework.
Numeracy Workout – for extra Math’s activities.
Maths Kitchen – GCSE maths revision tool.
Literacy Toolbox – Literacy programme to help with reading, spelling, fluency and grammar.
Kerboodle – revision website with access to online revision guides.
SENECA Learning – revision website for all subjects.
GCSE Bitesize – revision website for all subjects.
Dragon Dictation – for EAA of scribe
Claro Read – for EAA of reader
Touch Typing Website (https://www.keybr.com/) – a website to help students type quicker.
Quizlet – study via learning tools and games.
Inspirational quotes – motivation
The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it.
Wake up with determination, go to bed with satisfaction
Do something today that your future self will thank you for.
It’s going to be hard, but hard does not mean impossible.
Sometimes we’re tested not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths.
Nothing is impossible. The word itself says “I’m possible!”
You are enough just as you are.