At Macmillan Academy we want all students to achieve their full potential, including those with a learning difficulty, learning disability or any additional support need.
We aim to provide the appropriate resources and support to enable you to be successful in your chosen programme of study.
Additional support available includes:
- Individual support sessions
- Provision of specialist equipment where required
- Training on effective study skill techniques
- Assessment for access arrangements in both lessons and exams
- Support in the completion of application forms
- Adaptation of teaching resources
- Liaising with subject teachers to ensure all necessary provision is in place
- Writing official reports on your learning difficulty/disability for students moving on to higher education
- Working with the careers’ service to facilitate transition to the next stage of your education or training
Key Members of Staff
- Mrs E. Donaldson: Head of Learning Support and Specialist Dyslexia Teacher
- Mrs F. Soppitt: Specialist Dyslexia Teacher
- Miss R. Humble: Learning Support Administrator and Learning Support Assistant
Learning Support Assistants
Several of the Academy Learning Support Assistants have experience of supporting students at Post 16, both in lessons if necessary and on an individual basis.
- Mrs J. Collantine: Experience in supporting students at Post 16
- Mrs C. Cussons
- Mrs W. McAvoy
- Mrs A. Quinn
- Mrs T. Richardson
- Mrs V.Taylor
- Mrs A. Cane
The department works closely with the Academy examinations officers to ensure students are able to access their exams/coursework regardless of their additional needs.
- Mrs J. Beckham
- Mrs L. Collier
The Academy Learning Support Department has links with a range of outside agencies including the Hearing Impairment Service, Speech and Language Service, Visual Impairment Service, EAL Service (English as an additional language) and Beverley School (specialist Autistic Spectrum Disorder support). We work with these agencies to ensure that you receive the help and support you need.
The Learning Support Department actively encourages Post 16 students to get involved in supporting younger students through a range of activities.