ARC – Achievement, Reintegration and Care Services
ARC Services is integral to the AGS Way and aims to reduce or remove barriers to learning, whilst promoting equality and valuing diversity. We acknowledge that all students, regardless of background or ability are likely to require support of varying natures throughout their schooling. The support they require may be academic, social, emotional or behavioural; or indeed a combination of these.
The Key Principles of ARC
Identification– In order for students to receive the appropriate support for their needs, swift and accurate identification of needs are required to generate appropriate support.
Communication – Staff at all levels require appropriate knowledge about the needs of the student with whom they work to enable effective working relationships.
Provision – Students must have access to the best provision for their individual needs. We strive to ensure in-house services are well planned and optimise the skills of our staff. We also invest heavily in third party professional services when needs require a more specialist approach.
Respect – All students and their families are entitled to respect, we will take their views into account at all levels and work with them to resolve potential barriers.
Diversity – Every member of our community is different and deserves recognition for their individuality. We are privileged to have such a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and faiths within our school community and advocate that true inclusion is only possible when such diversity is positively recognised.
Balance – Students are entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum, although we recognise that to achieve this, appropriate advice, support and resources may be necessary in order for success in the mainstream curriculum.
Accountability – All teachers are teachers of students with additional needs and/or with SEN, identifying a whole school responsibility within ARC.
- PASTORAL SENCo TEAM
- EAL TEAM
- ANTIBULLYING COORDINATOR (?) Change name
- EWO & ATTENDANCE TEAM
- SPECIALIST HLTA’s (ASD, HIP, EAL)
- DYSLEXIA SUPPORT
- CIAG AND TRANSITION TEAM
- INHOUSE WORKSHOP (Positive Relationships 1, 2, 3 & 4, Diversity, E-Safety, Social Fitness, Behaviour Support Programme)
- SPECIALIST SERVICES (Counselling, Speech and Language Emotional Wellbeing workshops, Choices and Consequences, School Nurse, CAMHS, Social Care, SECOS)