The Learning Support Department and Lavinia Norfolk Centre (LNC).
It has been recognised in three consecutive Ofsted reports (latest 2017) as “providing outstanding support for learning”.
The staff comprises:
- Head of LNC and SENCO
- Lead Teacher of the Deaf
- Lead Teacher of Visual Impairment
- Lead Teacher of Physical Disability and Para Sport
Additionally the school has specialist teachers in Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties.
The school currently has 24 LSAs who are led by an LSA Manager. They have a wide programme of continued professional development which includes performance management. They support students in the classroom, provide social and personal care needs, provide physiotherapy and hydrotherapy and support a wide range of extracurricular activities, including trips. Their role is crucial to the effectiveness of learning in the school.