The Student Support Centre at Breckland School involves a group of multi-skilled professionals providing the necessary services for students to maximise their potential in a calm and supportive environment.
SENDCO: Mrs Haddow
The funding for pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is used effectively. The pupils achieve well. They make good progress throughout the age range, and some pupils make exceptional progress because their needs are provided for very carefully by well-trained staff. (Ofsted ’17)
Appropriate levels of support are provided for students with special educational needs and/or disabilities. This includes identification of needs, provision of in-class support, bespoke interventions (such as literacy support) and the identification and provision of special access arrangements (such as additional time for completing examinations). Additional provision is also made for students for whom English is not the first language, looked after students and students for whom the pupil premium funding is intended. The SENCO ensures the needs of all students are met, working closely with the students, staff, parents/carers and external agencies. Key responsibilities of the SENCO include: organisation of the Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) advising staff, coordinating provision, overseeing student records, and liaising with external agencies.
Further legislation has been published by the government owing to Coronavirus: The Special Educational Needs and Disability (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
The isolation room is a facility where students are given an opportunity to reflect upon their negative behaviour. Students may be removed from lessons for failing to display an improvement in behaviour or attitude after having previously received a warning. The isolation room operates in silence and students are expected to carry out tasks requested by the supervising member of staff (usually one of the Year Coordinators). Students may also spend a period of time in the room after being isolated from mainstream lessons. If a student is isolated for any reason, they will be expected to remain in the isolation room until 5pm. After-school detentions are also completed in the isolation room.
Intervention is provided for students for whom support is needed. This support may be in many forms, ranging from literacy support lessons to support for social, emotional or behavioural issues. Support may be tailored to a specific individual (1:1 support) or a small group. Specialist staff provide a drop-in service at lunchtimes, enabling students to have a chat or discuss any problems they may be experiencing.
The medical room is also located within student support.