Learning Support

The Learning Support Department provides assistance to all members of the school community, whether through individual advice and one-to-one help, group or whole class support, advice to teaching and support staff or testing students to facilitate exam access arrangements. Some students arrive with diagnosed difficulties while others may be identified while at Campbell though a process of screening and careful observation by our teachers. We pride ourselves on having an open door policy, and mentor many students throughout the school to achieve their potential.

The Department is staffed by a SENCo, Learning Support assistant, specialist Literacy teacher and a team of classroom assistants. It is based in a well-resourced area within the school comprising a large classroom, a tutorial room, an interview room and office.

Our current provision includes:
  • Year8/ Year 10 Reading Partnership Programme
  • Spelling Drop-in classes for all Year8B classes
  • Reading for Meaning short term withdrawal in Key Stage 3
  • Literacy Clinic on Monday afternoons • A timetabled literacy and numeracy class in Years 9-10
  • 1:1 sessions on Study Skills / Analysing Questions / Handwriting / Essay writing
  • Friendship groups within classes
  • Lego club / lunchtime group
  • ASD workshops via Specialisterne
  • Parental advice on medical issues such as ADHD, Autism and Mental Health
  • Parental advice on GCSE subject choices
  • Training on ReadWriteGold reading software
  • Referral to Educational Psychologist
  • Testing for Access Arrangements

"There is something different about Campbell. Pupils love it, teachers love it. It really is the best school.“

"The Pipe Band has been part of the heritage of Campbell since 1894 and can be heard at every College occasion."

"Our library is the heart of the College.  A place where students gather and enjoy the creativity inspired by our superb Librarian.“

"Learning Support helped me study more efficiently and more productively. The atmosphere and environment is joyful and hardworking, with very caring and helpful staff. I’m always glad every time I go there”  
 Year 11 pupil, Study class