The over-arching principle behind Support for Learning is to support the staff and pupils of St Andrew’s Academy in working towards the national priorities: • Improvement in attainment, particularly in literacy and numeracy • Closing the attainment gap between the most and least disadvantaged children • Improvement in children and young people’s health and wellbeing • Improvement in employability skills and sustained, positive school-leaver destinations for all young people.
Although these outcomes are the responsibility of all practitioners, there are pupils for whom additional support is required either in the short term or for the duration of their time in education. It is the responsibility of the Support for Learning Department to ensure that information is made available to all staff regarding the Additional Support Needs of those pupils and to provide appropriate support.
During their time at St Andrew’s it may become apparent to teachers or support staff that a pupil has difficulties which have not been apparent in the past. The ASN Alert System in place at St Andrew’s Academy ensures that the Support for Learning Department is informed and can take action to identify additional support needs and make the information accessible to the pupil’s teachers.