The Student Support Team (SST) in the Primary School

In providing a range of services tailored to individual needs, the student support team is committed to working in partnership with students, parents and teachers.

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Our Primary Student Support Team

English Second Language Programmes: Our ESL specialist teachers and instructors provide additional English Language instruction for students with limited prior experience of learning English. Students are screened at school entry for these programmes which have clear entry and exit points. Programmes are time-limited for which there is an additional payment from Y1 – Y6.

Learning Intervention Programmes: Our specialist teachers and teaching assistants work with children to further their literacy and numeracy skills in order to support wider curriculum access. Individualised intervention programmes are monitored through baseline and follow-up assessments.

Student Support Plans: Students with specific learning needs may have an integrated support plan in place, with focus on classroom accommodations and modifications to support progress in their learning.

 Our counselling service further supports students in personal, social and emotional development.

Parents are welcome to contact the appropriate member of the support team for advice:

Sophia Ahmed: English Second Language Coordinator

Julie Geissler: Educational Needs Coordinator

Khoulod Aladani: Primary School Counsellor

Sonja Sutcliffe: Deputy Head- Pastoral