sPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
Learning Support in Holy Trinity College
All children find some aspects of learning challenging, but, with the right help all children can develop at their own pace.
In Holy Trinity College we endeavour to address the needs of all pupils including those who may experience learning difficulties during their school career. We consider it a priority that children with additional needs are given equal opportunity to access a broad and balanced curriculum.
What are Additional Needs?
Children with additional educational needs have difficulties or disabilities which make it difficult to access the curriculum.
These children may have difficulties with:
Reading, writing, number work or understanding information
Expressing themselves or understanding what others are saying
Making friends, interacting with others or relating to adults
Acceptable standards of behaviour
Organising themselves for class and school
Physical or sensory needs which may affect their ability to learn in school
Supporting the needs of students.
In house Numeracy and literacy support programmes
EA Post Primary Support Services
Educational Psychology Service/ Behaviour Support Services
Special consideration in examinations for pupils with specific learning needs
Educational Welfare Officer
IT- Assistive technology- Programme currently being rolled out
Learning Support Centre
Learning Support Assistants in classes
Newcomer Pupil Support (English as an additional language)
Transition service for children with disabilities
Partnership with Parents/ Guardians
In Holy Trinity College we value the knowledge, experience and views of parents/ guardians. We work to establish partnerships with parents sharing information and making appropriate provision for all pupils.
Information is exchanged via:
Parent/ teachers meetings
Consultations with Learning Support Staff
Communication via telephone /letter
Meetings with outside agencies
Annual review meetings
Parents/ Guardians are encouraged to:
Keep the school informed of specific additional needs their child might have
Support the child’s involvement in any support programme
Attend parent/ teacher meetings
Attend annual review meetings
Regularly monitor their child’s homework diary
Share any concerns they have with SENCo/Asst SENCo Learning Support Staff
SENCO—Mrs N McAshea
Assistant SENCO—Mrs A Donnelly.
Learning Support teachers:
Mrs D McGarrity
Mrs N O’Loane (Part-time)