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Learning Support Team

Key Stage 3

Overview of KS3 work Pupils in years 7-9 can be withdrawn from lessons for targeted support in small teaching groups for literacy based activities. There is also in class support during regular time tables lessons from our team of Learning Support Assistants.

Homework

Pupils are encouraged to pursue reading logs. Formal homework tends to be avoided to allow pupils to catch up with work from withdrawal lessons

Topics (depending upon level)

Spelling - A detailed scheme of work with multiple topics.
Reading comprehension - A detailed scheme of work with multiple topics.
Punctuation/Grammar - The full range of grammar and spelling rules.
Creative/Transactional writing.
Reading Fluency.
Study Skills.
Revision.
Mind mapping.

Assessment Methods

Annual testing of reading and spelling ages (yrs 7,8 & 9) each July.
Analysis of SAT's at KS3 Yr9.

Baseline Data

Drawing from Year 7 CAT's and Yr 6 SAT's as well as Year 7 spelling and reading ages.

Key Stage 4


Overview of KS3 work

ASDAN Life skills course with Year 10X class. Basic skills option - ASDAN / Literacy support.

Homework

The ASDAN course is designed to be completed in school time. Extended tasks are optional.

Topics

See ASDAN Information.
Letter writing.
Organisation of trips.
Internet research.

Assessment Methods

ASDAN is an accredited course, pupuils compile a coursework folder which is assessed at the end of year10. There is no formal examination.

Better Reading Partnership

Each year we use volunteers from the 6th form (Yr 12) to read with selected students in Year 7. This year we had over 40 volunteers, who had to take part in a day long training programme. Thanks to Mrs Bagshaw in the LRC, thanks also to Miss Lewis, second in English dept who helps organise the programme. Year 12 students read three times per week, 20 minutes each time. Our year 7 students love having such good role models and every year the 6th form students tell us that they thoroughly enjoyed the scheme. Here are some photographs of the first session. asdan-logoAsdan www.asdan.org.uk The learning support team run a life skills course called ASDAN. This is fully accredited and is designed to give valuable experience in skills that would be useful after having left school. A recent project involved students organising a trip to the Millenium Stadium and Cardiff Crown Court. Students had to: ~Write letters for permission. ~Telephone both establishments to organise the trips. ~Work out the bus timetable. ~Map out costs involved. ~Complete a risk assessment. ~Write up what they saw after returning.