Here at Thomas Gainsborough School, we pride ourselves on having outstanding student support facilities that run hand-in-hand with excellent academic programmes to ensure that students get the best possible experience from their time at TGS.

We recognise that at times, students need additional support to enable them to access lessons, whether that is support in working through personal issues, or academic support to ensure that all students reach their full potential.

We have a team of skilled Learning Support Assistants who work with targeted students on improving their literacy and numeracy skills through bespoke small group interventions to enable them to improve their key skills and better access the curriculum. Students are identified by the progress they made in Key Stage 2 and are monitored and tested to ensure that the intervention is successful in boosting the crucial literacy and numeracy skills needed to ensure success in the wider curriculum.

Our team of Learning Mentors, based in Student Support, also works on removing barriers to learning by supporting students with a wide variety of pastoral issues. The team run a range of specific interventions targeted at students with particular needs, such as low self-esteem, students who have experienced bereavement, students needing the support of the School Nursing Team, or students who need support in recognising and reducing risk taking behaviours. We work with a variety of outside agencies that often come into school to work with specific students and offer advice to the team to support with particular needs. The work of the Student Support Team ensures that where possible, students are supported to be in lessons and making the most of the learning opportunities offered with Thomas Gainsborough School.