Topic outline

  • Learning Support

    This page will provide you with an overview of specific areas of our support to help you in your role.  Please let me know if you have any further suggestions for items to be included.

    Contact: Janine Weaver, Email:

    • Policies

      • Exams Support

        LSAs may be regularly  supporting students in the classroom by reading or in some cases scribing.    This can cover formal assessments and practice exams.   For many students with additional learning support needs this is considered to be "the normal way of working".

        When you are asked to read or scribe for a formal exam you should follow the guidelines given in the attached appendices from JCQ.

        • CPD activities

          This section will contain information on CPD events held  (with online notes/resources uploaded).

          We will provide an on-going list of CPD opportunities for all our LSAs.  This will include the following:

          • Manual Handling (check dates with Jim Coster)
          • Dyslexia and Neurodiversity - Dept for Education Training (check dates with Janine Weaver)
          • Anaphylaxis (Epipen) awareness video - see link below   Note:  Jim Coster has samples of Epipens for you to view and will explain more about how they work.

          You will receive emails to tell you more about CPD opportunities with deadlines for signing up.

        • Learning Support Feedback

          We receive comments about what we do well.   We also use a significant number of student centred strategies which support success in the classroom to boost independent learning.   This section is where we are able to share our good practice: