Additional Educational Needs
Anghennion Addysol Ychwanegol
Bassaleg School works hard to create and maintain an inclusive and supportive environment. The school has close links with partner primary schools and works carefully with primary AENCO’s to ensure that support, care and guidance is available to all.
Pupils new to the school are assessed so that the most appropriate pathways and provision can be implemented. This will include, but is not limited to, one to one support; small group support; social and communication skills development.
Similarly, information from primary schools will help us work with pupils in identifying the need for literacy and numeracy acceleration schemes, along with a variety of other support programmes.
In Year 7, pupils learn in broadly mixed ability settings. The AEN team carefully ensures that all transition data is cascaded to teachers and form tutors. Some pupils will work in more nuturing, small group environments where higher levels of support are provided.
The transition arrangements are tailored to ensure that pupils who might need more guidance in their move to Bassaleg School are supported from the very beginning of the process. The experienced AEN team works closely with a variety of external agencies which offer professional support and guidance where needed and to ensure that all children are suitably looked after.
The school operates within the guidelines of the current AEN code of practice for Wales; the AENCO is Mr McCullough. Mr Batten is the member of staff responsible for promoting the educational achievements of Looked After Children (LAC) and again works with close consideration of all current guidance and legislation.