Inclusion Mentoring - students are matched with a member of staff from the Inclusion Team who meets with them once a week to focus on tackling barriers to learning - this could be emotional difficulties, organisation, learning barriers or attendance. During mentoring the student has the opportunity to identify particular problem areas, set targets and celebrate success. Some students have a full lesson every week, others benefit from a brief check-in every morning. We are considering introducing Peer Mentoring next term - whereby mature students in Year 10 are supported to mentor students in Year 7 during afternoon tutor times.
Zones of Regulation - this is a useful programme for students who need help identifying, expressing and managing their feelings. https://www.zonesofregulation.com/index.html
Social Stories - an approach pioneered by Carol Gray in 1991 and aimed at autistic young people, but useful for any students who need to unpick and understand complex social situations. We use these and resources from the Autism Education Trust to support students with social communication difficulties. https://www.autism.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/topics/communication/communication-tools/social-stories-and-comic-strip-coversations
Lexia - a structured, focused literacy programme to help students improve their reading and writing skills, their understanding of texts and their confidence as learners. https://www.lexialearning.com/why-lexia/
Toe by Toe - a 121 phonics programme, which involves working through a small workbook and gives quick and accessible feedback to students who need help with word reading. https://toe-by-toe.co.uk/
Power of 2 (coming on board soon) - a 121 numeracy programme. https://www.123learning.co.uk/power-of-2-book
Outside Agencies - We invite in groups of professionals to run sessions for our students - this includes our Speech and Language Therapist, the Specialist Autism Support Service, the Bath Area Play Project, Off the Record and our School Health Nurse.