Learning Support Department
Sir Graham Balfour has a well-resourced Learning Support Department and extensive links to a multitude of agencies outside of school. All students have access to the support they require with any learning difficulty. Teaching Assistants are used to provide withdrawal lessons for small numbers of students and are available for in-class support. Sir Graham Balfour enjoys an excellent working relationship with Autism Outreach and achieved Dyslexia Friendly Status in 2010.
This is an area of the school dedicated to the excellent practice of restoring students’ self-confidence and resolving their distress or anger. The policy of the Unit is to reintegrate students at the earliest opportunity so that they feel included in their original lessons. The Unit is also the base for a small number of students who follow a work related learning programme during Key Stage 4
For more detailed information on SEN provision please see the school's Special Educational Needs Policy