Our Additional Learning Needs department is led by Mrs D Jenkins, who is the Assistant Headteacher – Inclusion.

Mrs Jenkins leads a team that includes the Aspire teacher, SpLD teacher and 10 Teaching Assistants. They provide a range of support both within class and through withdrawals in order to assist our students and address their individual needs.

In Year 7 we have introduced an ‘Aspire’ class within our Additional Learning Needs department. This is designed for a small number of pupils who may find the transition from primary to secondary school more of a challenge than other pupils, for a variety of reasons. The Aspire class is usually no more than 16 pupils and is supported by a full time Teaching Assistant. Pupils remain with the same teacher in the same classroom for the majority of their lessons, whilst having some lessons with subject specialists around the school. This gives pupils a gradual introduction to life at St Illtyd’s and helps to boost their confidence.

The role of Aspire teacher is fulfilled by Miss J Robinson.

Should you like further information on this provision, please contact our Assistant Headteacher – Inclusion, Mrs D Jenkins.