Vulnerable Learners

Our School Motto is:

Working together, playing together, learning to be the best we can.

At Wansdyke School all of us are fully committed to ensuring our motto is a reality.

Although this is a collective responsibility, achieved by school involving home and the child, we recognise that having staff outside those directly involved in class is important.

As a result we have created a Vulnerable Learners Team, made up of the following people:

  • Hannah Knight – SENCo and Complex Needs Resource Base Manager
  • Paul Sullivan - Pupil Premium Governor
  • Charlotte Robinson – Headteacher
  • Sam Heard – Deputy Headteacher

Vulnerable learners could be any child, either for a one-off point, a particular period or their entire time at school.

Pupils in the following categories will always be considered potentially vulnerable:

  • Looked-after children (LAC)
  • Pupils on the SEND register
  • Pupil Premium children – those ‘Ever 6’ in receipt of Free School Meals
  • Children who have emotional / behavioural difficulties, including historical trauma or mental health issues
  • Pupils At Risk Of Underachieving (in core subjects) – identified at Pupil Progress meetings
  • Pupils who have attendance issues – below 85% (unless identified issues/circumstances)

The team work together to provide the additional support which vulnerable learners may require in order to achieve results that are in line with other children and young people.