Reducing the Barriers to Learning
A fundamental principle of all GLA schools is a passionate believe that all of our children should be able to reach their full potential, regardless of their circumstances, race, gender or ability. Longford Park Primary Academy will be a fully inclusive school, with a team of staff recruited to support all children to reduce barriers to learning.
Our Behaviour and Emotional Support Training (BEST) approach ensures that additional nurturing, coaching and mentoring support is deployed at the earliest opportunity as well as a number of personalised programmes to help some of our more vulnerable children unpick 'blocks' to their learning. Teachers and support staff will always be available for any child who simply needs an additional helping hand or perhaps just for someone to talk to.
Emma Leggott: SENDCO - Emma works for one day a week at Longford Park Primary Academy to support the provision, identification and assessment of pupils with SEN.
Sue Gifkins: Assistant Headteacher - Senior SENCO for the GLA
Sue works across our alliance of schools and has a wealth of experience. She works with a team of other SENDCos to carefully plan support and interventions for all groups of children, including our more able and pupils with specific educational needs.
Our Assistant Headteacher works with the Headteacher to lead behaviour and nurture and to ensure that our pupil premium intervention has maximum impact.
It should be recognised that LPPA is a developing school with small numbers, having opened in 2017. Our staffing reflects the provision for a small school until numbers reach capacity. Nevertheless, The Gloucestershire Learning Alliance has developed talent and expertise in a number of specialist areas to provide advice to the team.