It is in the nature of learning that at times children will need support to reach their potential, whether that support takes the form of educational, emotional or social help. We pride ourselves on our pastoral care, helping the children to realise their full potential through using their strengths and an understanding of areas of weakness. Building self-confidence and self-awareness lies at the heart of all we do.
Our experienced and trained learning support team work closely with the class teachers to develop strategies and programmes to both support and enrich the children. We provide training for all staff to develop both an understanding of specific learning difficulties as well as strategies to support children within the classroom and school.
If required, our team will provide 1-1 Additional Tuition lessons, where a trained and experienced member of staff will work with the child on a specialised programme, often using multi-sensory methods, to target the areas of need. The programmes and progress are both reviewed regularly with parents. We also work with a range of outside specialists such as Educational Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists.
We have a number of interventions, in the form of groups and clubs, which support the children. These include:
- Booster groups for English, mathematics and reading
- Handy Club and Activities Club both address muscle strength and co-ordination
- Logical Games Club to develop lateral thinking skills
- Weekly problem solving groups.
Differentiated teaching methods are used within the classroom to ensure that all children are both challenged and stimulated to reach their potential. The children are not only challenged academically, but also in the areas of Sport, Music, Drama, Information Technology and Art and Design Technology.