Meeting Individual Needs

The Angmering School is justifiably proud of its reputation in successfully meeting the needs and aspirations of a very broad range of students. The work of The Learning Support Department, located within The Lavinia Norfolk Centre, is rightfully recognised as being in the forefront of inclusive practice, county wide and far beyond.

Parents and students considering applying for a placement at our Sixth Form College are warmly invited to come and see us at work. Tours can be arranged at a time that suits you, conducted by the students themselves, who are our best advocates. You will then be able to meet with our specialist staff, including the SENCO and Head of Learning Support, Mr Mark Andrews. We also have Lead Teachers for Physical Disability, Sensory (HI/VI), ASC and students with Social and Communication Difficulties, and students with a range of learning difficulties.

Our impressive facilities include

The school is barrier free with electronic doors situated at key locations on the site. The Sixth Form building has a lift to the college coffee bar/common room area, teaching rooms and admin area. Students coming to the college are assessed on their levels of support required and in discussion with them, primarily, a timetable that meets their requirements is individually prepared. This can be modified once the term begins, in the light of the students’ experience in the first few weeks. All students attend an Induction Day in July and are expected to play a full part in all aspects of the school including:

First and foremost, our main focus is to ensure all students achieve their academic potential, and that they receive appropriate support to enable this to happen whilst working towards maximising their fullest level of independence. This is in preparation for their next stage in life whether it be university, college or employment, ready to take their place in the wider community. This is in effect our mission statement and it is the role of the Learning Support Department to ensure that this transition is successful for all our students.