Most Able and SEND Support
Most Able Students
At Monk’s Walk School we have an active Most Able Programme. Students are enrolled onto our Most Able register through three main avenues:
- Students who fall into the top 10% of the year groups’ ability range based on external test scores.
- Students who are nominated by three members of staff as being Most Able within their curriculum areas.
- Parental nomination with clear supporting evidence.
The main provision for Most Able students at Monk’s Walk School is through the learning experiences during lessons. To support the learning that goes on in lessons a large number of supporting activities are laid on for our most able students.
The Learning Support Department is led by Sian Boatwright, SENCo, and is made up of a large team of experienced staff including teachers, teaching assistants and learning support assistants.
The learning support team is based in the Student Support Centre which provides the team with a base from which to work with individuals and small groups of students. As a team we provide advice, guidance and support to students, staff and parents.
The Student Support Centre benefits from a specialist visual impaired resources room. The centre is open at all times of the day, supporting students with a wide range of needs.
We offer an extensive and well organised programme of support, delivered by enthusiastic and effectively trained staff. A large proportion of the support is classroom based with our learning support assistants working closely with subject teachers to enhance the learning experience of the students. Students are also supported outside of lessons through the highly successful Prep Club, four evenings a week. The learning support department aims to work closely with parents, students and staff to ensure that all students achieve their full potential and enjoy their learning.