Learning and Access Support


High quality  personalised teaching will meet the needs of the majority of pupils. Regular assessment and monitoring of progress will ensure teachers can  identify when a pupil may need  adaptations or extra support .

We will use a ‘graduated approach’ dependent on the level of need.

Pupils with identified SEND will be placed on the ‘SEN Support Register’ and we will work with the pupil, parents,  teachers and support staff  to develop an SEN Support  Plan. The plan will have agreed objectives, outlining the intervention that will be put in place to match the identified needs and set out responsibilities for the school, parents and the pupil.

Examination Access Arrangements will be put in place for students who meet the exam board criteria.

The Guided Learning Hub

Will facilitate and provide students who are vulnerable with an opportunity to remain in school. Attendance at the Guided Learning Hub will help young people to prepare for adult life through a range of educational experiences which are planned to motivate, inspire and support learning.

Students will benefit from smaller class sizes, a range of extended learning projects, a balanced core curriculum English, Mathematics, Science and IT.

Each student will have a personalised timetable designed to meet individual needs.

Social, Mental and Emotional Support

Student Services

We have a dedicated team of  non-teaching staff who not only deal with the day to day aspects of supporting students in and around the school but also work intensively with vulnerable students and families.

The team will make use of extensive amounts of data to identify areas of concern with regards to attainment, attendance and behaviour.  Once identified, concerns can be addressed with individual plans using internal and often external agencies.

Internal support includes 1 to 1 counselling, a dedicated Family Support Worker and our own Educational Welfare Officer.

Our aim is to ensure every student is able to not only meet but exceed expectations and provide a support structure which allows them to do so.

Types of Intervention

Waves of Intervention

At www.portsmouthlocaloffer.org  you will find details of Ordinarily Available Provision with evidence based interventions for pupils with SEN at each wave. Not all interventions will be suitable for every child.

Throughout their time at  Castle View Academy, students may receive varying levels of support according to their changing needs and circumstances. The information below is a guide to the ‘typical’ levels of provision as such levels of support and provision will vary across time for individual students in response to their individual needs.

Wave 1

  • Teachers will use a range of teaching styles to match the learning styles of individual students.
  • Flexible teaching arrangements, setting
  • Adapted tasks, resources, environment
  • Clear behavior policy
  • Lunchtime activities
  • Mentoring

Wave 2

  • Additional support which may be provided after school
  • Examination access arrangements
  • Additional adult or peer support
  • Pre teaching
  • Homework support
  • Specialist teaching and learning programmes
  • Family Support Worker, Education Welfare Officer
  • Lap tops, computer aided reading & writing
  • Emotional First Aid

Wave 3

  • Targeted in class support from SEN Department
  • 1:1 or small group evidence based intervention programmes for Literacy, Numeracy, Dyslexia, Language Skills, Social Skills, Behaviour.
  • Modified curriculum
  • Alternative Provision
  • Outside Agencies

Parent Support Groups

Family Support Worker

Paulsgrove Parent Support Group

For School Aged Children  4-16 years
Supported by the Family Support Workers of the Paulsgrove Schools

Come along for advice, support and a friendly face to chat to.  Guest speakers will be invited to support our community.

Last Tuesday of every month, 1.30-3pm
Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road, Paulsgrove

SEND Support Group

We hold a coffee morning  9.15 – 10.15 on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the school  to give parents/carers the opportunity chat to each other about SEND concerns, meet with some of the SEN and support staff and listen to guest speakers.
For more information contact:
Chris Bailey:  Ext 244
Email: chris.bailey@castleviewacademy.org.uk


Parent/Pupil Comments

Year 7 withdrawl pupil: 'Lexia reading is fun.'

Year 7 pupil with EHCP: 'I like my SpLD lesson, I know it will really help me even though it means I miss one PE lesson.'

Annual review year 8 parent comment: 'We were worried about him going to mainstream secondary school but he has made the transition really well and we are very pleased.'

Annual review year 9 parent comment: 'I am really happy  with his progress, the school has done brilliantly,…he is now much more confident and he has a much better attitude.'

Annual review year 11 student: 'I have had a lot of help and it is making it easier for me…I am more confident.'

Coffee morning parent comment: 'It’s nice to be able to come in and meet staff it makes coming to parents’ evening easier.'

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