At Ysgol Bro Pedr we believe it is important to bring out the best in all our students. The Additional Needs Department works with all members of school staff to actively promote the development of students with Special Educational and additional needs. The department, under the leadership of the SEN co-ordinator (SENCO – Bethan Payne) and SEN HLTA, Ann Herbert aims to promote learning strategies and teaching approaches which allow these SEN and additional needs to be met. Support is given to teachers to enable them to provide appropriate challenges and opportunities for success for identified students. In addition, they help students to recognise and plan for their own progress.
Additional Learning Needs Coordinator – Bethan Griffiths Payne
Canolfan y Bont Teacher – Clare Taylor
English as an Additional Language (EAL) Teacher – Anya Hill
Additional Learning Needs HLTA – Ann Herbert
HLTAs – Ann Griffiths (Skills Workshop & Exam Staff Timetabling), Lorain Daniel (Skills Workshop & TA Timetabling), Julie Davies (SULP & EAL), Anita Jacob (Life Skills Unit), Jackie Davies (Canolfan y Bont)
Hafan & Encil / Ystafell Gynnal Coordinators – Susie Davies, Alice Lloyd (Mair Evans – maternity leave), Hawys Evans (Ystafell Gynnal)
Level 3 Learning Support Assistants – Caroline Evans (SATPIN & Literacy Coordinator), Shân Evans (TRANDEP & Dyfal Donc Coordinator), Laura Janes (Cyfri Ceredigion & SULP Cooridnator), Dawn Evans, Carys Rees, Eleri Hughes, Nicola Morris, a Debbie Clark
Level 2 Learning Support Assistants – Shân Cooper, Tamara Konig, Maria Thomas, Mair Botwood, Stephanie James, Carys Lewis, Gaynor Evans, Wendy Coombes, Cally Mason-George, Alison Boshier, Ian Rees (Encil), Hayley Tipples
Level 1 Learning Support Assistants – Nikki Davies, Kristy Lewis, Mandy Simmonds, Linda Davies, Georgia Reed, Louise McKee, Ruth Wiseman, Linda Morgan, Delyth Jones, Wendy Griffiths, Nia Rowcliffe, Rhian Thomas, Viv Bowen, Nia Morgan, Gethin Roberts, Sandra Jones, Nicola Jones, Elen Thomas, Kelly Ann Charlton, Chelsea Davies
English as an Additional Language Assistants (EAL) – Lisa Hughes, Agnieszka Michalska, Linda Cutler
On the senior campus the department consists of the Skills Workshop, a building housing literacy and numeracy workshops, SULP (Social Use of Language) groups and EAL (English as an Additional Language) provision as well as the Life Skills Unit, which caters for pupils who require a modified curriculum. This unit also works closely with Canolfan y Bont.
On the junior campus we have a specialist teaching room as well as various intervention groups (e.g. SATPIN, guided reading etc).
Both campuses have a Hafan / Ystafell Gynnal with specialist staff who work with vulnerable pupils.
The Additional Needs Department works with all school staff to identify and assess students’ needs, plan for these needs and put into practice appropriate identified strategies.
The school also works closely with outside agencies to ensure that students receive the appropriate support.
A wide variety of support is put in place depending on the needs of the child. This can range from individual and small group withdrawal sessions to support in class.
Other support includes a lunchtime homework club for students and we also offer an after-school club every Wednesday until 5.00 for pupils who wish to have additional support with their literacy, numeracy and/or homework. The school provides transport for all pupils within the catchment area.
Students can have special educational or additional needs throughout their schooling career or at specific points and the Additional Needs Department works with all staff to support these students. All pupils from Year 2 to Year 9 undertake literacy and numeracy tests and students identified as needing additional support are placed on the SEN register and given specific and targeted intervention. At the end of year 9 pupils are assessed to see whether they qualify for special arrangements in their GCSE examinations (these arrangements are also available to younger pupils on a more informal basis – please contact the school if you wish to discuss this)
If you feel that your child would benefit from additional support please do not hesitate to contact the school.