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Learning Support Centre

OVERVIEW

‘Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and never give up.’  – R Corrie

‘Never let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.’ – John Wooden

The Learning Support Centre in KHS is a safe space where students feel valued and supported enough to develop in every aspect of their learning.

MEET THE STAFF

Mrs. B. Butler

Mrs. T. Long

AIMS

  • Provide all our students with a positive learning experience and the opportunity to achieve success.
  • Create opportunities for all students to develop independent life skills.
  • Enable all our students to positively integrate in mainstream classes.
  • Motivate pupils to reach their full potential in all aspects of the curriculum.
  •  Make learning a fun experience and improve our students’ confidence and self-esteem.

KEY STAGE 3

At Key Stage Three level our students have the opportunity to access the same curriculum as their peers at a level tailored to their ability. Our students attend the LSC for English, Maths, French, Literacy and Numeracy. All other curriculum subjects are delivered by subject specialists in small mainstream classes.

KEY STAGE 4

Social and Life Skills play a very important role in the education of all our students and this is especially relevant at Key Stage 4 level. Our aim is to best prepare our young people for life outside school and for the world of work.

All students complete core subjects at GCSE level, or at the level most suited to their individual needs. In the Learning Support Centre, we follow the OCN Entry Level programme for Literacy and Numeracy. If their timetableallows students may also have an opportunity to undertake the CCEA Life Skills programme.

Careers’ guidance is fundamental at this stage and all of our students are provided with significant support and assistance to facilitate a smooth transition into further education courses and employment.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

We offer our students every opportunity to access appropriate life skills to prepare them for an easy transition into adulthood. OT and Circle Time lessons are firmly embedded within the LSC curriculum enabling our young people to grow in strength and confidence.

Students who are taught primarily in mainstream have the opportunity to reverse integrate into the LSC to avail of the small group/ one to one teaching in the LSC to support any of their additional needs particularly in Literacy or Numeracy.