The Special Education Department provides a wide range of opportunities for students with special educational needs and abilities. Students entering Queen Charlotte College under the Government’s Ongoing Resourcing Scheme are integrated into all facets of College life. They receive both adult and peer support in the classroom and in all outside educational activities as part of our inclusive policy. The students have the opportunity to join the Queen Charlotte College Catering Group, a group formed to encourage special needs students to cook under supervision.
We have an extensive Literacy programme where students gain extra assistance depending on their present levels of achievement.
DEAR – the Drop Everything And Read programme operates at least three times a week during form time. Students are able to participate in Peer Tutoring during the DEAR programme.
Our able Year 7 and 8 students have the chance to join the Gifted And Talented Education programme through GATE Marlborough. All students have the opportunity to take part in challenging extension work provided by their classroom teachers.
At Queen Charlotte College we operate an extensive, diagnostic testing programme so that a student’s individual strengths and needs are recognised and programmes of extension or remediation are prepared. These are undertaken in consultation with their classroom teachers. Our Head of Department liaises with a wide range of community agencies to ensure that an holistic approach is taken towards the education of our students. All the special education staff encourage parental involvement to ensure that we all work together to provide the best possible opportunities for all students.