We believe that all students have a right to a broad, balanced and relevant education regardless of their ability, whether they're from minority ethnic and faith groups, are physically disabled or have learning, behavioural or emotional needs.

Our Learning Support Department is based in the main area of the academy above the library so that under our support continue to be part of the whole academy community at all times.

Most of our work takes place in lessons as we firmly believe that students benefit from remaining in the mainstream wherever possible.  However we do provide individualised support programmes for students who need extra intervention.

Our Learning Support Unit assists our students in a variety of ways. We have a very experienced team of teaching assistants who support in lessons and in extra learning activities. They are focused on enabling our students to become independent and part of the mainstream classroom. Extra learning activities include:

  • setting individual targets for improved learning and behaviour, including achievable targets.

  • anger management and social skills development.

  • extensive literacy and numeracy work, where appropriate.

Take a look at the Local Offer for Special Educational Needs at The Thomas Alleyne Academy.