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Learning Support

The Learning Support Department exists to help any pupil with the way that they learn and in particular to support those pupils who have learning difficulties and disabilities. Our aim is to support pupils in a caring and sensitive way so that they can maximise their potential.

The Learning Support Team consists of  full-time teachers, with additional support from Teaching Assistants working across the whole school curriculum. Liaision with our partner Primary Schools, subject teachers, the pastoral team and outside agencies ensures the sharing of a wide range of information.

Please find below relevant documents for Inclusion & Learning Support.

Teaching Staff

Mrs F Foster, Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion – ffoster@st-birinus.oxon.sch.uk
Miss E Jones, Deputy Inclusion Co-ordinator – ejones@st-birinus.oxon.sch.uk
Mrs R Chenery, Deputy Inclusion Co-ordinator - rchenery@st-birinus.oxon.sch.uk
Ms S Froud (Dyslexia Teacher)
Miss H Neal (HLTA)
Mrs C Carnell (TA)
Mr S Davies (TA)
Mrs D Dobson (TA)
Miss R Leonard (TA)
Mrs D McConnell (TA)
Mrs T Morris (TA)

Learning Support provides:

  • Up-to-date assessment data
  • Advice to subject teachers to help them to meet individual needs
  • Small group teaching in English in years 7-11
  • Help with homework and coursework through our popular homework club which meets daily at lunch times and every evening after school except Mondays.
  • ICT support
  • Behaviour/Anger Management support.
  • Dyslexia support.

The support offered to a pupil will be unique and individual to that pupil and based around their needs. We believe in matching the right provision to the individuals which enables them to continue to make progress and be successful in all aspects of their education.

There are many different interventions which at some point your son may be involved in. At St Birinus School we run our interventions through 4 additional Learning and Intervention Zones.

  • The Communication Zone
  • The Maths and Science Zone
  • The Inclusion Zone
  • The Social Zone

 Mrs Hudson is available to advise and support parents.