The Learning Support Department is made up of a team of experienced staff including the SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator), teaching assistants and volunteers. The learning support team is based in the Student Services Centre (SSC)which provides a base from which to work with individuals and small groups of students. As a team we provide advice, guidance and support to students, staff and parents.
The Student Services Centre is open at all times of the day, supporting students with a wide range of needs. It offers a number of programmes of support, delivered by enthusiastic and effectively trained staff. The largest proportion of the support is classroom based with our teaching assistants working closely with subject teachers to enhance the learning experience of the students. Only a small minority of students access some of their learning in the SSC during the school day as we believe that our young people benefit most from being taught by subject specialists but with extra support alongside. Students also have the opportunity for support with homework every evening until 4pm.
The learning support department aims to work closely with parents, students and staff to ensure that all students achieve their full potential and enjoy their learning.
We would love to invite you to our SEND Café. The format of the café is 15-20 minutes talking/ learning about the issues relating to the learning differences below then plenty of tea and cake and chat time. It is intended for parents and NMS students (any siblings you need to bring are welcome). SEND café starts at 4pm and finishes at 5.30pm. Dates for 2019-20 will be confirmed in the near future.
Every night after school 3.10-4.00 in S4. Staffed by TAs who can help you with the mysteries of homework.
ASD/ADHD Support Groups