Additional Learning Needs

Additional Learning Needs

Christ the Word Catholic School is an inclusive school. We provide care and support for all our learners, including those with Additional Educational Needs. We ensure that everyone can fulfil their potential and be active as members of our learning community.

Learners with Additional Learning Needs are members of mixed ability tutor groups. Teachers and teaching assistants provide extra help in class and additional help is provided outside mainstream lessons when it is needed, for example literacy and numeracy. At other times individual programmes are helpful. Teachers work with the Additional Needs Co-ordinator to monitor progress and learning interventions for learners who need extra help and encouragement.

Less abled learners and those with disabilities are welcome at Christ the Word Catholic School. The new school building has been designed to ensure access to school by all, with two lifts provide full access to the first floor. Our Equality Plan outlines the steps that we take to avoid less abled children being treated unfavourably.

Links with a variety of outside agencies and the Local Authority ensure that all the help on offer is used effectively and appropriately. This includes the SBC (School Based Councillor), BSS (Behaviour Support Service), CAMHS (Child and Adult Mental Health Service), TAF (Team Around the Family), Action for Children, Careers Wales and many others.

We understand that moving schools can cause anxiety for some pupils with additional learning needs and their families. Please contact the Headteacher, Amanda Preston, to arrange a visit to the school so we can get to know you and your family. We will work together to put plans in place to support you and your child.