Key Stage 3

At Key Stage Three:

  • Pupils are set in classes which help them to progress at an appropriate pace and ensure a smooth transition from Primary School.

  • Class teachers track pupil progress and ability and communicate with parents and form teachers.

  • Form teachers regularly monitor pupil effort, behaviour and progress.

  • The Form Teacher uses the pupil planner to communicate with parents if there is a difficulty with a particular subject; or if they wish, to draw a parent’s attention to their child’s achievements.

  • Parents are encouraged to use the planner to communicate any concerns they may have to their child’s form teacher or Head of Year.

  • All pupils are encouraged to reflect on their progress, to set themselves challenging targets and to identify and carry out strategies for improvement.

  • Support is available for children who are experiencing difficulties in acquiring the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to become confident and successful learners.


Learning Support

The Special Educational co-ordinator in the school is Mrs Leonard. Pupils with special educational needs;

“are identified effectively at an early stage and benefit 
from well-planned individual support provided by a
team of classroom assistants and a learning 
support teacher.”
(ETI Report, Sept 2013) 

Pupils with physical difficulties, specific learning difficulties and moderate learning difficulties are integrated into school life and have access to a broad and balanced curriculum. St. Paul’s welcomes pupils with physical disabilities and has a lift and wheelchair access on all floors. 

It is school policy to ensure literacy and numeracy skills are a priority. As a result Individual Education Plans are devised, monitored, and evaluated each year by the school SENCO, Educational Psychologists, parents and pupils. The school also;

“supports pupils who are at risk of 
marginalisation and ensures effectively their 
inclusion and retention in the school.”
(ETI Report, Sept 2013)

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11 Bann Road,
Northern Ireland
BT51 5RU

Tel: 028 2954 0536
Fax: 028 2954 0227

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