S. Anselm's

A full boarding and day school for boys and girls from Nursery to 16

Learning Support

The Learning Support Department is an integral part of the School.

Frequent liaison operates between members of the teaching and learning support staff. Pupils on the Learning Support Register are closely monitored and some may require individual specialist learning support lessons.

The main objectives of individual lessons are:

  • To improve each pupil’s confidence and 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
  • To improve revision and study skills, particularly as pupils approach Y8

In the main, children are withdrawn from non-academic lessons or break periods for learning support lessons. They usually attend lessons individually so that their specific and particular needs can be addressed. Multi-sensory teaching methods are adopted wherever possible.

Individual Educational Plans (IEP’s) are drawn up for each child who is taught in the Department and are renewed twice a year or more frequently if warranted. These are shared with the Headmaster, the pupils, all teaching staff and parents.

Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s Learning Support Department. We believe strongly in a three-way process:


Teachers in the Department

All teachers in the department are qualified and experienced in the classroom with additional post graduate qualifications in teaching dyslexic children and/or special needs.

  • Mrs Liz Scott MA SpLD, MSc, PGCE, AMBDA
    Head of Learning Support
  • Mrs Susan Roper BEd., P.G. Dip. (Dyslexia)