Our specialist Support for Learning Team works with children of all abilities including meeting the needs of the most able as well as those who may be experiencing a barrier to the achieving of their full academic potential. For some any support is temporary whereas for others it is on-going.
Our team works extensively in the Early Years as Early Intervention in learning is something of which we are very much in favour. Often children who have struggled with early reading and work with our ‘Sound-Start’ programme go on to be some of the highest achieving academic children in years to come.
The team liaises extensively with all those involved in meeting pupil needs. Programmes are created involving multi-sensory teaching methods and the development of effective strategies for learning. Support may be provided through withdrawal from class for a limited period each week or through cooperative teaching whereby a number of pupils may be supported in the classroom in key curricular areas.
A number of our pupils are working through the medium of English as an additional language. Through our ESOL (English for Speakers of other Languages) programme children follow a course based on topics of general interest at an appropriate level in terms of grammar and vocabulary.