The Support Department in Penweddig is located in Padarn 1 on the lower floor of the school. It is staffed by Mrs Angharad Evans and a team of learning support assistants. In line with the Code of Practice, each pupil in Penweddig is given the opportunity to reach an academic standard in keeping with his/her ability. The Department has a very efficient system for recognising and assessing a pupil’s needs as well as supporting his/her educational progress.The atmosphere within the Support Department is both friendly and welcoming and this results in the pupils adopting a positive attitude towards both their academic work and social skills. As a Department we operate an “open door” arrangement and any pupil or parent can, should they wish, come to discuss any matters in relation to the pupil’s development. In fact we encourage parents to take a key role in their child’s education particularly if he/she requires support.The Department’s aim is to support every pupil in order to ensure that he/she reaches his/her true potential in all aspects of the curriculum. In addition to forming a partnership with the families we also work closely with all other departments within the school, the Senior Management and with a wide range of external agencies.