Welcome to the Learning Support department. Our purpose is to make sure that everyone fulfills their potential at Bishop Ullathorne and beyond. Our teaching assistants provide in-class support, small group interventions and mentoring. We are based in a separate building, known as 'The Hut' where students can come during social times and where we run homework club after school. Our school dog, Rosie, is based in the Hut and is always willing to make friends, with those who want to. We look forward to welcoming you and finding out how we can help you reach your potential.
Meet the Learning Support Team
In Key Stage 4 and the 6th form, we are still here to support our SEND students, although we hope that they will begin to develop their independence ready for their transition to post-16 or post-18 provision. Below is a list of some of the support that we put in.
Key stage 4: years 10 and 11
More student input and discussion of their Student Support Plans
Booster classes for specific subjects
Extra revision classes and homework study groups after school
Small group and one-to-one withdrawal from classes
In-class Teaching Assistant support
Exam access arrangements are assessed and formally put into place for GCSE examinations.
Dyslexia mentoring and drop in sessions
Extra careers meetings with our Career’s Advisor and support for applications to post-16 provisions, as well as extra visits to college if needed
6th form: years 12 and 13
We encourage our SEND students to become part of the 6th form pastoral system and work closely with them to make sure staff understand any extra needs or barriers to learning, however, we don’t abandon them!
Student support plans, written in partnership with students to send out to teachers
Continuance of exam access arrangements
Extra support from the career’s advisor and support for University applications
Opportunities for flexible arrangements for private study