Old Buckenham High School believes that all pupils, regardless of ability, should have access to a broad and balanced curriculum and full national curriculum entitlement. The Learning Support Centre is an integral part of Old Buckenham’s approach to teaching and learning and is situated on the main veranda in a bright and spacious classroom.
Over the last few years Old Buckenham has built up a good reputation for providing support for those pupils with specific learning needs.
Old Buckenham High School recognises that support staff have a key role to play in ensuring full and successful access to curriculum areas in all subjects for Special Needs Pupils. This is provided by individual help in the classroom or Learning Support Centre, small group work or whole class support. Skilled staff input and a range of learning programmes as well as individual curriculum packages ensure that pupils requiring support are provided with a quality learning environment where they are able to gain confidence in themselves and a belief in their achievements. Support staff take pride in supporting the school’s caring ethos by:
building on pupil knowledge and experience
enhancing and building pupil confidence
creating a secure learning environment for pupils
encouraging high standards and pupil pride in their work
rewarding success in preference to reprimanding failure and so
ensuring a positive approach towards special needs pupils
acknowledging individual needs of pupils and differentiate work accordingly
Old Buckenham High School recognises that every teacher is a teacher of pupils with special needs and acknowledges their role by in preparing differentiated work accordingly.
The school has access for pupils with sensory or special needs of a physical nature; there is a lift and ramps to teaching areas, except Room 12. There is a disabled person’s toilet opposite the Hall and in the Junior Block.
Distribution of money to support students with SEND has changed.