We aim to ensure entitlement and access for pupils with a Specific Learning Need to high quality education within a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum so that they can reach their full potential and enhance their self-esteem.
We educate pupils with a Specific Learning Need, wherever possible, alongside their peers within the normal curriculum.
We provide opportunities that seek to stimulate and maintain pupil curiosity, interest and enjoyment in their own education by enabling pupils with a Specific Learning Need to be familiar with a body of knowledge, skills, principles and vocabulary in order for them to lead full and productive lives.
When pupils join us at the beginning of Year 3, some children have been identified as having a Specific Learning Need at their previous school and programmes already in place are continued.
All other new pupils are observed and monitored, so that any concerns that arise can be addressed swiftly.
At all times we seek to involve parents and pupils in any identification, assessment and delivery of support and strive for close co-operation between all parties to ensure effective implementation. Our part-time Learning Support Co-ordinator is always available for formal and informal meetings during the days that she is in school.
Parents are always advised to take up any suggestions of referral to an external professional, such as an Educational Psychologist so that the full nature of the difficulty is diagnosed and recommendations contained in the comprehensive report can be implemented. Following this there will be frequent formal and informal contact with parents.
As a child moves through the school, there is sometimes an emotional component attached to a learning difficulty. In such cases the Learning Support Co-ordinator works very closely with the Head of Pastoral Care to ensure that the right level of support is put in place.