The learning support department is available for any boy from year 7 through to year 13 who requires extra input or support to help them achieve their full potential.
Our approach is flexible, providing support, as far as possible, where and when it is needed. It varies from small group booster sessions to working regularly on a one-to-one basis or supporting a whole class.
Main areas of support include:
Exam strategy and revision techniques
Specific subject support
Pupils requiring support are identified in a variety of ways. There is close liaison with previous schools, ensuring continuity on transition. Class teachers, parents and the boys themselves play a vital part in raising concerns.
Reading, spelling and numeracy testing is used to diagnose specific difficulties and termly exam results are monitored carefully. External agencies, such as speech therapists or educational psychologists are consulted where appropriate.
Regular contact between parents and school is encouraged and parents are invited to discuss their son’s progress at an individual review meeting or at parents’ evenings.
Most students who receive learning support have an individual educational plan that ensures continuity and focused support between the learning support team, subject and form teachers.