Lyng Hall’s Student Support department consists of a team of Associate Teachers and managers who are education professionals and work extensively with pupils, aiming to remove barriers to learning for students. Their role is multi-faceted which allows flexibility to provide tailored support packages to the individual needs of the pupil and their family. This support provides students with consistency, helping them to engage in lessons more positively and it was reported in our 2009 Ofsted report that student support at Lyng Hall is ‘Outstanding’.
An Associate Teacher will provide one to one support, small group work, in-class support and class supervision in the absence of a subject teacher. Support can involve many areas for example: support with improving attendance, self-esteem, motivation and confidence, alongside strategies for managing behaviour concerns, family separation or bereavement. Each Associate Teacher has a ‘specialism’ subject area which is varied, for example: Maths, Communication or Performing Arts and also other areas such as: Attendance, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities or Well being.
Strategically leading the Associate Teachers are two Directors of Pupil Support who identify, construct and direct the support to where it’s required. The Directors play a leading role in supporting the work of raising attendance and behaviour standards in school by working extensively with families and carer’s. Fully ‘CAF’ trained they have the ability to bring together outside professionals, education professionals within school, families and carer’s to devise a ‘common ground’ in order to put specific plans in place which identify the needs of pupils and families.
Lyng Hall works strategically with many agencies giving pupils/parents the diverse support they require including providing advice and guidance in the form of two fully trained CAB advisers. To arrange an appointment, please contact the school. Alongside this, there is a fully installed computer advice point in reception to provide immediate information for any parents or carers who wish to access advice without making an appointment.