The Link is specifically designed as a literacy base to support individual pupils and small groups to improving their phonic, comprehension and overall language skills. There are various resources in the Link such as phonic and interactive games to engage pupils and to make language activities more accessible.
The Link also conducts individual assessments which are helpful in all the staff in tailoring the work for these pupils. Irlen coloured filters are used to determine which colour of paper would benefit each pupil best. Spelling and other language tests are done to determine starting points in the curriculum.
The link provides opportunities for individual projects in terms of pupil learning. As the Link person I also provide support to individual teachers and departments, advising on reading books and literacy resources.
Pupils who join us during the school year may spend some time with Mrs Hills in The Link. This allows her to support them to settle well not the school and to ensure that they are appropriately placed.