Mrs E. Goodswen
Ms J. Maclaughlin
Learning Support Assistants:
Mrs P. Boyd
Mrs R. Cooke
Mrs L. Doherty
Mrs L. Ferris
Mrs A. Hodgett
Miss S. Mc Gee
Mrs M. McGowan
Mrs C. Murray
Mrs S. O’Connor
Mrs M. Owens
Ms P. Sweeney
St Mary’s values the abilities and achievements of all our students. We are committed to providing the best learning environment possible for every student regardless of their ability.
The Learning Support Centre delivers the National Curriculum to students with moderate learning difficulties and who hold a statement of Special Educational Needs. Students share the resources, physical and human, that the school has to offer and integrated with their peers in mainstream, both socially and academically.
There is a holistic approach to the education of each child which offers opportunities to achieve full potential in a caring, secure environment. Students are entered for public examinations when appropriate.
At Key Stage 3 we offer additional classes in English and Maths for those classes With Literacy / Numeracy issues.
We identify individual students who have literacy needs and provide them with an individual reading programme.
Identified classes also engage in a Paired Reading programme with Reading Mentors drawn from Years 13 and 14.
At Key Stage 4, we have tailored our curricular provision to enable those students with learning needs to maximise their achievement.
Students are offered a blend of academic and vocational qualifications designed to meet their needs, interests and abilities.
Some students engage in a programme of vocational study in conjunction with NWRC one day per week.
KS5 (A Level)
St Mary’s offers a one year programme in a range of subjects for those students which enables them to augment their GCSE qualifications achieved in Year 12. Currently students choose 2 subjects from a range of 4 vocational areas:
In addition to this, students are offered the opportunity to resit GCSE English Language and Mathematics.
Students may also take courses in Key Skills Communication and Essential Skills Maths.
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