The Learning Support Department is very much a part of the school.
Children taught in the department range from those with mild spelling or numeracy difficulties to those who are moderately dyslexic or dyscalculic.
The main objectives of the learning support lessons are:
• To improve confidence and a feeling of self worth
• To improve literacy and/or numeracy skills so that the pupil can close the gap between current performance and true potential
• To encourage pupils (particularly the older pupils) to take an active role in their learning and to encourage them to discover their learning style
Wherever possible, children are withdrawn from non-academic lessons for learning support input. Pupils attend lessons individually so that their individual needs can be addressed. An individual learning plan is drawn up each term.
Regular liaison is maintained between teaching and learning support staff.
Parents are encouraged to contact the Learning Support Department at any time. We believe in a three-way process - 'teacher-child-home'.
Teachers in the Department
Teachers are qualified and experienced with additional post graduate qualifications in teaching dyslexic children/special needs.
Mrs Christine Franklin (Head of Department)
Mrs Susan Roper
Mrs Rachel Shimwell