The guiding principles and objectives of the Learning Success Department are to ensure that our pupils reach their individual potential and have a positive self-image. We believe that many pupils have special educational needs at some time in their school career and we endeavour to provide the necessary support at those times. We regard the pupils’ self-esteem to be of vital importance to their learning and it is our job to raise their self-esteem and self belief by providing them with success and achievement.
The Learning Success Department has, over the years, developed considerable expertise teaching pupils with specific learning difficulties (dyslexia & dyspraxia), non-verbal learning difficulties, pragmatic and semantic disorders, AD(H)D/ ADD. We aim to use these labels to inform our practice, but recognise that each child is an individual and that labels have a limited use.
At Trinity we strive to ensure that each pupil has access to a broad and balanced curriculum. Where possible, in-class support is provided. For those pupils who need extra support and specialist teaching, we can provide one-to-one tuition. All teaching staff within the department are qualified specialists in the area of Special Educational Needs.
The Learning Success Room is situated at the heart of the school and it provides a busy and buzzing atmosphere where pupils are happy to be. It is our intention that each pupil referred to the department feels well supported. The focus of this support will change with their needs, age and learning style. We take pains to ensure that the support is well integrated into the general curriculum.
Head of Department - Mrs Fiona Tamlyn
Mrs Katrina Riley
Mrs Heather Rabone
Mr Martin Brown
Mrs Jane McConkey
Mrs Bev Harman
Mr Dan Harper