Royal Grammar School

Newcastle

    Ethos and Vision 

    Our aim is to ensure that every student can enjoy success in and out of the classroom, regardless of the barriers they may face. We like to ensure that all needs are met at RGS, and that each student is treated as an individual with their own set of strengths and areas to develop. All students, regardless of their needs, should be offered a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum appropriate to their needs, abilities and aspirations.  

    What is our approach?

    We work with students from Year 3 to Upper Sixth. Some needs have been identified before coming to RGS, others are identified throughout their time at school. We encourage positive relationships with families in order to work together to support each student. We identify needs through teacher and parent feedback, through baseline assessments and on-going assessment or from student queries.  
    When needs have been identified, we devise individual or group programmes, and work with teachers using students’ strengths as a springboard to new learning. We monitor progress termly for students and help teachers understand how to include any adaptations needed within the classroom.  

    What kind of support is available?

    We devise individual programmes depending on what the student needs. We support students with learning, social skills, speech and language, social communication / ASD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, memory difficulties, auditory processing needs, ADHD, organisation and revision. Usually, students work with us individually and sometimes in small groups. We offer sessions around revision and learning skills, from year groups to individually. We work with professionals outside school that are involved with our students so guide our provision. We are all qualified and experienced teachers. 


    Staff 
    Alice Lee, Director of Progress, Learning and Support / Chartered Educational Psychologist
    CPsychol, MSc, PGCE, BA (Hons)

    Louise Stairmand, SENDCo for Junior school and Deputy Safeguarding Officer, Year 3 Teacher 
    PGCE, BA (Hons)

    Naomi Kyle, Exams Assessor/ Assistant Psychologist / Learning Support Assistant
    MSc, PGCE, BA (Hons)

    Hilary Hardy, Learning Support Assistant (former Deputy Headteacher and SENDCo)
    MA, PGCE, BA (Hons)

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