About the Learning Support Department
At some point in their school career the Government estimates that one child in every five will need some form of help’
The aim of the Governors and Staff with responsibility for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities is to help children with learning difficulties to have a successful and rewarding time at Northgate High School.
Our main thrust is to support children in classes where they find the work particularly challenging. But we do more than this. We hope that whether the problem is reading, spelling, handwriting, numeracy or something quite different, we will be able to offer help at the right time in the right place.
We have an extensive library of ‘easy-read’ teenage books set out in a pleasant and comfortable reading area and we add to this library regularly.
The school has been modified to provide wheelchair access to all ground floor classrooms in the school buildings. All facilities are accessible and support is readily available from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm continuously. When a child with any form of learning difficulty comes to Northgate, our aim is for them to receive the help they need without being isolated from their friends. We hope that your child’s happiness will prove our success.
- Helping your child.
- An extensive programme of in-class support.
- Literacy intervention.
- Numeracy intervention.
- Year 10 and 11 Coursework Catch-up Club for all abilities.
- Extra swimming session – for those who cannot take full advantage of PE or for those who may benefit from being in a small social group.
- Small group-teaching.
- Lunch-time and after-school Homework Club for all abilities.
- An open door to all, who need to talk, or to rest quietly out of lesson times.
- Behaviour Support.
- A large, regularly updated library of easy-read teenage books.
- Helping those who find it difficult to speak for themselves.
- Lunchtime Social Club