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Welcome to Curriculum Support

Curriculum Support oversees and supports children with a Special Educational Need or Disability, such as: Autism, Dyslexia, Hearing and Visual Impairments, Learning Difficulties, Physical Disability and more.

Here at Rawmarsh, we believe in preparing children to fully take part in an ever-changing world. We pride ourselves on offering personalised care and support, based on the needs of the children we work with.

We track progress, manage interventions and set meaningful targets to help our children be successful.

Meet the team

Katy

SENCo

Steve

Deputy SENCo – Designated Teacher for LAC

Helen

Y6 Transition Coordinator

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I’m Helen, the Y6-7 Transition Co-ordinator. I work with our Y6 teachers in all our feeder schools to get to know all the Year 6 children. I join a numeracy lesson in every school and support groups within these lessons to get to know the children. I want to know something about every child in Y6, especially their progress and skills in Literacy and Numeracy.

I also like to meet parents during Y6 to allay worries about the move to secondary school. I am really pleased that so many parents and Y6 children take up the opportunity to look round Rawmarsh School with me during September and October each year. Something I hope is that Rawmarsh children are ready to move to RCS when the time comes as I have added in extra induction sessions throughout the year to prepare for the move.

It’s my role to make sure that all staff know about the strengths, needs and teaching strategies that will best support our new students so that they can settle quickly and keep making good progress.

Maggie

Exam Access Coordinator

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My name is Margaret Saltis, I work mainly with students who have need that extra bit of support with literacy, and have them for a lesson each week where I deliver Read, Write, Ink along with some other members of Curriculum Support. Targets are set and progress is carefully monitored, ensuring skills can be taken into all subject areas.

I also support some students in English lessons, with literacy skills, working closely with the teaching staff. I am a Key Worker to eight pupils. I keep a close eye on their data, speaking to their teachers, setting targets with the pupils and inform parents of the work we’re doing.

In Y10 and Y11 I assess students for exam access arrangements and process the applications, if necessary, for identified support in exams and formal assessments.

John

BASE/ Inclusion Manager

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Manager to BASE (Behaviour and Social Education)Team.

We offer Alternative Curriculum to students not accessing a mainstream curriculum as appropriate and also deliver intervention lessons for other students. We work closely with pastoral and SEN teams in school to identify and support students with additional learning needs

Department: Inclusion

Focus Areas:

  • Alternative Curriculum
  • Off Site Learning
  • SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of learning)
  • Work closely with parents
  • Work closely with external agencies

Sharon

BASE Mentor

Dave

BASE Mentor

Melissa

BASE Teaching Assistant

Anna

Teaching Assistant 

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My name is Anna Whyke and I work as a Teaching Assistant and one to one EAL/Languages tutor at Rawmarsh. I am the main Languages TA at present, and I absolutely love helping in that area.

I also work in the English department, helping students with their spelling, punctuation and grammar. I helped my last EAL learner gain a D in English GCSE and he had only been living in the UK 18 months.

Lindsey

Teaching Assistant 

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My name is Mrs Kent and I work as a teaching assistant here at RCS. My main focus is to support pupils throughout school in various English and Literacy classes.

Department: Curriculum Support

I deliver small group Literacy intervention for y7 and y8 students. I also support ks3 and ks4 students in various lessons across the curriculum.

Day to Day:

I have a small tutor group in the morning to support students who require extra guidance. I go into various lessons to support students with their learning. Throughout years 7 and 8 I deliver small group literacy interventions.

Bev

Teaching Assistant

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My name is Bev Jones, I am a Teaching Assistant whose main role is to support and care for the needs of our physically less able students. This includes managing physiotherapy sessions, overseeing any personal care, assessing any specialist equipment needs such as; pens, scissors, height adjustable chairs and cooking equipment. The aim is to enable and include all students to have equal access to written and practical learning tasks.

I lead a Craft club in Curriculum Support on a Wednesday after school until 4pm which gives students a chance to try different crafts in a relaxed, social environment and a bit of a chill out after studying hard in their lessons.

Paige

Teaching Assistant

Joanne

Teaching Assistant 

Parent & Student Quotes

“I would recommend Curriculum Support to other parents because they’ve really helped manage my child’s emotions and behaviour.”

“Curriculum Support help me open up about things that are bothering me.”

“They’ve helped me with my anger.”

“You get to meet different people and learn how to make new friends.”

“I work with Curriculum Support to get my levels up because I sometimes get behind in lessons.”

“I am less stressed in lessons when the Teaching Assistant explains things to me”.

“Curriculum Support take time out to help you understand things and stop you going home and worrying about them”.

“They push you to do your best, even if stuff’s quite hard because they want the best for you”.

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