At Seaham High School we have a belief that every child can succeed and achieve. Consequently our Intervention strategies are inclusive, numerous and extensive. At some point in their time at Seaham we envisage almost every child will experience intervention to support, motivate and encourage.
Following recent Maths and English results in January 2013 more than 85% of Year 11 are following personalised timetables.
Intervention encompasses personalised support, dependant upon need. It can involve among others;
- Personalised timetables
- Personalised curriculum
- Allocation to multiple Pathways dependant on need
- Part-time provision
- Fresh Start
- Accelerated Reader
- Extra provision in certain subjects (particularly at Key Stage 4)
- One-one tuition
- Lesson 6 provision
At Key Stage 4 Intervention is led by Mr Laidler (Assistant Headteacher) and Mr Roberts Key Stage 4 Progress Leader.
At Key Stage 3 Intervention is led by Mrs Whitehead (Assistant Headteacher) and Mr McCracken Key Stage 3 Progress Leader.
All staff can be contacted at the school. However, in the first instance if you have any questions about Intervention please contact the Progress leaders via phone or e mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for Key Stage 3 or email@example.com for Key Stage 4.
- Mrs L Whitehead – Special Educational NeedsChampion/Assistant Head teacher – senior team link
- Mrs S Nugent – Head of Faculty/Special Educational Needs Coordinator/Competency teacher for Year 9
- Miss B Brown – Foundation Learning Tier Coordinator/Competency Curriculum Coordinator/Competency teacher for Year 8 and Foundation Learning Tier teacher for Years 10 and 11
- Mrs A Cole – Competency Curriculum Coordinator/Competency teacher
- Mrs S Doneghan – Literacy Coordinator/Competency Curriculum English teacher for Year 9
- Mrs A Wicks – Numeracy Coordinator
- Miss L Helyer – Competency Curriculum English teacher for Year 7
- Mrs C O’Neil – Competency Curriculum Maths teacher for Year 7
- Mrs D Duffy – Competency Curriculum teacher for Year 7
- Mrs J Curtis – Learning Support Assistant for Year 7
- Mrs E Cooper – Competency Curriculum Maths teacher for Year 8
- Miss L Holburn – Learning Support Assistant for Year 8
- Mr A Green – Competency Curriculum Maths teacher for Year 9
- Mrs N Arrowsmith – Learning Support Assistant for Year 9
- Mrs P Douglas – Learning Support Assistant for Year 10
- Ms J Herbert – Learning Support Assistant for Year 11
- Mrs J Purvis – Learning Support Assistant for Key Stage 3 and 4
- Mr R Lax – Learning Support Assistant for Key Stages 3 and 4
Faculty Mission Statement/ Aims:
The Support Faculty believes in a fully inclusive education and aim to identify, provide and support all students with Special Educational Needs through their secondary education. The Faculty aim to remove the barriers to learning and ensure that all students make expected progress in their curriculum areas. It is our aim to equip students with the basic skills that are required for their future. We work to instil confidence, support the development of independent learning and encourage ambition in all our students.
Blue Pathway students follow the Competency Curriculum in Years 7, 8 and 9. The Competency Curriculum is a Curriculum that focuses primarily on the development of Literacy and Numeracy skills. This is taught through different themes, both termly and half termly and through different Curriculum areas. Students have the opportunity to access Humanities and Creative Arts subjects through their Competency Curriculum.
Blue Pathway students follow the Foundation Learning Tier in Years 10 and 11. Students study the Work Skills programme.
Key Stage 3 students in Years 7, 8 and 9 follow The Fresh Start Literacy Programme to support basic Literacy skills.
Key Stage 3 students in Years 7, 8 and 9 access Accelerated Reader to support reading development.
Students in Key Stage 3, in Years 7, 8 and 9 receive a homework booklet each half term that is linked to the Curriculum topics. Students should record their homework and deadlines in their school planner ensure completion by the required day.
Key Stage 4 students must record homework and deadlines in their planners to support the completion of tasks by the set date.
It is expected that all students make at least expected progress in each academic year, but our aim is to support students in exceeding their academic targets and broadening their horizons. We expect that all students try their very best, listen and act on advice and support given. Students need to complete homework and classwork by the deadlines given. Students are expected to be respectful of both staff and each other at all times.
If you have any concerns or queries about your child, please don’t hesitate to contact any member of the Faculty team. We are always happy to help. For particular concerns relating to Special Educational Needs, please contact Ms S Vaughan.
Mrs S Nugent on 0191 5161600 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org