Learning Support at JFK is designed to support anyone experiencing difficulties, but especially those with special educational needs.
Year 7 students are assessed at the beginnning of the year. If it is thought the student needs a boost, then there are a number of options that will be offered. These include workshops, in-class support from teaching assistants, mentoring and various clubs.
Students work with Learning Support Teachers to build up their confidence in literacy, reading and spelling. The strategies given to students help them across the curriculum.
Each lunchtime, between 1.45pm and 2.15pm, a member of the Learning Support Team is on hand to help and support students in Years 7 and 8, who need a little more help with homework.
Students are invited to read one-to-one with a member of the Learning Support department or a Sixth Former during morning registration. This is a golden opportunity to improve reading skills.
The purpose of this club is to help encourage appropriate interaction between peers. This aim is achieved through fun games, including board, team and work games.
Some students may need extra support that is not academic. At JFK some students are given the opportunity to see a Learning Mentor. Areas dealt with include organisation, homework, conduct and friendships. This support helps students make the most of their learning.
In Years 10, 11 and Sixth Form some students are given extra support, providing them with the opportunity to work on coursework using school resources and facilities. Learning Support teaching staff lead this. Exam and revision techniques are also discussed with students.