Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Student Assessment is an on-going process and forms an essential part of teaching and is designed to promote the raising of achievement.

Student assessments provide important information for student review and support meetings and may also be used as a basis for an initial referral to the SEND Team.

The team may also use assessment (reading, writing, numerical) to further assess a student's Special Educational Needs.

At times modifications to the curriculum may be implemented. To successfully match pupil ability to the Curriculum, Red House Academy continues to be committed to:

  • A range of teaching and learning styles.
  • Differentiated materials (both for reinforcement and extension).
  • Access to ICT facilities
  • Additional in class support.
  • Additional out of class support.
  • Additional intervention programmes.
  • Flexible groupings (including small group work).
  • An innovative and supportive curriculum - including an integrated literacy based curriculum at KS3 and an appropriate work based learning curriculum at KS4.
  • The appropriate use of rewards and sanctions.
  • Mentoring and counselling
  • A broad range of extra-curricular activities, including progress clubs.
  • Assessment procedures that emphasise pupils' strengths and achievements.
  • Key Stage 4 courses which are relevant to pupils' needs.
  • Applications to examination boards to obtain access arrangements as appropriate.

It is important to note that not all students referred to the SEND Team will be SEND students; any support and guidance given may be short, medium or long term.