We provide individualised learning support for any boys throughout the School who require help. This support comes in many different formats.
There are many reasons why a child may need additional support. In some instances, it will be a brief period of support in order to ‘boost’ a child’s progress and for others it will be because they have identified learning support needs and they require more targeted and ongoing assistance.
Support sessions may take the form of an individualised online programme of 20 minutes daily to boost gaps or consolidate prior learning. They may also take the format of small group work with the Head of Learning Support (SENDCO) for a short period of time with the aim of accelerating progress in the identified area.
Where a child has identified learning support needs, the adults involved in the child’s provision will work together to ensure that the learning is pitched at the right level and the strategies in place to support the child are all promoting positive outcomes for the child.
In addition, they may be offered support on a one to one basis with the SENDCO. These children will often have an Individual Support Plan [ISP). The ISP outlines specific, measurable and obtainable targets which are shared with parents and reviewed regularly.
Specialist and targeted support via our SENDCO is done with parental consent. Occasionally more specialist support is required from external agencies, such as speech and language therapy. In these circumstances the school is able to offer guidance in enlisting support as required.
Our Head of Learning Support is Ms. Vanessa Danz, an experienced teacher, SENDCo and former Assistant Head.
Ms. Danz specializes in improving outcomes for all pupils, specifically those with special educational needs or barriers to learning. She is skilled in designing and implementing bespoke support packages for children with specific learning difficulties (dyslexia, dyspraxia, and dyscalculia) and children who may be struggling to thrive.
Ms. Danz is a graduate member of the British Psychological Society.