Learning Support


At John Hampden, we have 11 Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) who are trained to deliver interventions to supporting a range of student needs e.g. poor organisation, school-related anxiety, low reading age upon entry.

LSAs will support pupils on a 1:1 basis when they have an EHCP, are in the 6th form, and, on occasion, when they have a reduced curriculum 

We work with the following agencies to provide support for pupils with SEN:

Bucks Specialist Teacher Service – ASD, HI, VI

Occupational Therapy

Speech and Language Therapy



Aspire Outreach

Aspire Home Tuition

Aspire - PRU

In order to maintain and develop the quality of teaching and provision, and to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils, all staff are encouraged to undertake regular training and development. In the last academic year, staff have been trained in identifying students with additional needs, understanding the SEN profile at John Hampden, High Quality Teaching, working with LSAs and using the Ordinarily Available Provision document.

All teachers and support staff who are new to the school undertake induction and this includes a meeting with the SENCO, Mrs Stiles or Learning Support Manager, Mrs Dunne to explain the systems and structures in place around the school’s SEN provision and practice and to discuss the needs of individual pupils.