Individual Needs Department (IND)
Every Child Matters’ and every child has the right to reach his full potential. The ‘Individual Needs Department’ (IND) (also known as the Achievement Centre) is a caring and nurturing environment set up and run by experienced specialist staff who ensure that every child reaches their full potential.
We assess each child’s individual learning needs on entry to school determining the type of learning support required whether in or outside of class, and individually or in groups.
Our specialist teachers develop ‘Individual Achievement Plans’ for identified children and work closely with class teachers, form tutors, parents and external agencies to ensure that the child derives the maximum benefit from each learning opportunity in school.
Our Individual Needs Department engages with children supportively giving them the confidence to 'have a go' at areas they find difficult. While there are several areas of focus, of the main ones are to ensure that the child becomes as independent as possible in their learning, and less reliant on the intervention of adults, and that we raise their literacy standards, particularly in writing and reading comprehension, which are crucial to the child’s long-term success.