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Transylvania College

At Transylvania College we aim to offer an education of the highest quality; we believe that each and every student should be given the opportunity to achieve their best.

We want every student to get the most out of their education, regardless of any difficulties or additional needs that they may face. There are many types of special or additional educational needs, including the need for challenge and extension for the abler. If your child needs more help with learning than other children, this is not unusual. Having an additional educational need (AEN) is not always a lifelong problem, but equally, not all children who have AEN learn more slowly than their classmates.

All students may reach their full potential in many different ways, including:

  • Quality first teaching
  • Removing barriers to learning
  • Raising students’ self-esteem
  • Building students’ confidence
  • Developing pupil independence
  • Providing access to a relevant tailored curriculum 
  • Pastoral support

We see each student as an individual and the initial support is provided within the classroom as teachers differentiate work and teach to the highest standard. When a student is not making the expected progress with this support, the advice is sought from the Additional Needs Co-Ordinator (A.E.N.C.O), by completing an Additional Needs Form (A.N.F.). Where appropriate, an Individual Plan (I.P.) is written to provide additional support from the class Teaching Assistant, the Learning Support Assistants and AEN team, who work within classrooms and in withdrawal, groups to support teachers to make the curriculum more accessible for all students.

Individual Plan (I.P.)

An I.P. is written to support students to achieve their best, through an additional or a more specific approach. Support is provided in a variety of ways, by utilizing different approaches to learning, and varying resources or providing additional time with Teaching Assistants or a member of the AEN Team. There are three types of I.P.  Behavioural (I.B.P.)  Medical (I.M.P.)  Educational (I.E.P.) All are coordinated through the Additional Educational Needs Coordinator (AENCO).

Partnership with Parents

We work in partnership with parents to meet students’ needs and ask that parents attend I.P reviews at least once per term. It is important to note that the I.P. targets are used by students and staff to ensure ongoing support and progress.

Our commitment includes:  

  • Listening to the views of parents  
  • Liaising with parents as partners and advising them on decisions about their child’s education
  • Keeping parents informed about their child’s needs and progress

When parents have concerns they are advised to:

  1. Speak to the Class/Form/Subject Teacher
  2. Speak to the Level Leader/Subject Head of Department
  3. Speak to the AENCO

If the concern is not resolved they will be directed to the Compliments, Concerns and Complaints procedure.

A Few Tips

  • Talk to your child about their day and anything that interests them
  • Read with your child and in front of them
  • Encourage your child to teach you what they have been learning
  • Tell your child’s teacher about achievements that they have made at home, including hobbies and interests
  • Establish language routines, e.g. dinner in your home language, homework in English
  • Have a good evening and weekend routine, ensuring that your child has enough sleep

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Over 90% of students at Transylvania College have English as a second language (E.S.L.). While most students confidently have access to the curriculum in English, others have more difficulty. These students are supported by class Teaching Assistants, classroom resources such as Word Walls and may also have an I. E. P. to provide specific support.

Pastoral Support

Behavioural, social and emotional difficulties have an impact on a student’s academic progress and at Transylvania College we believe in educating the whole person. As well as the Pastoral support that is included in the curriculum, additional support can also be extended to families through outreach programmes and additional homework. This is to support parents and students in areas such as evening routine, including homework, social and bedtime routines.

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