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Learning Support

Merchant Taylors’ Infants and Junior Girls have a specialist teacher experienced in supporting pupils with a variety of special educational needs. The Head Teacher is responsible for the management and organisation of this support. Support is given to pupils with particular learning needs e.g. those who are gifted and talented, children with dyslexia, dyspraxia, and dyscalculia as well as children who just need a little extra support to facilitate their learning in a particular area.

The Learning Support Teacher is also experienced at using educational assessment to learn more about the individual’s relative strengths and weaknesses to inform teaching and make teaching and learning more effective.

Pupils are given support throughout the school from reception to year six. Support takes a large variety of forms; from specially designed individual lessons, small group work, support within the classroom, and specialist advice and support for the class teachers. Merchant Taylors’ follows the code of practice for children with special educational needs.It is the schools aim to identify and meet the individual learning needs of the children from an early age so that they make good progress and experience success.