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Supporting Looked after Children at Jesmond Park Academy

Cognition and Learning

For example: Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD); Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia.

  • We use strategies to promote and develop literacy and numeracy.

  • We support access to the curriculum and we support students to develop the skills for independent living. 

  • We use targeted small group and individual intervention programmes in order to improve skills in a variety of areas.

  • We use ICT to reduce barriers to learning wherever possible.

  • We seek support and advice from SENTASS (Specialist Educational Needs Teaching And Support Service) to ensure any barriers to success are fully identified and responded to.

  • We assess students regularly and report results of assessments and progress made to parents and staff

  • We assess pupils and provide access arrangements for external examinations / controlled assessments in GCSEs, BTECs, GCEs

  • We offer individual and small group targeted intervention programmes to improve skills in a variety of areas including; reading, spelling, numeracy and independent study skills.

  • We offer targeted in class provision to support access to the curriculum.

  • We offer support after school (period 7) for catch up, revision and homework.

  • We work closely with the Occupational Therapy Service to deliver and monitor therapeutic programmes for identified students with motor coordination difficulties (dyspraxia).