“Know your students individually and be able to understand them.” – (Med 33.1)
We are fully committed to providing a high-quality education for every student who attends our school. We recognise that each student is unique and has individual needs. We believe that all students should be encouraged to pursue excellence and be supported in achieving their personal best.
We are mindful that learning is a personal journey for each of us. Students acquire knowledge and skills and develop their understanding at different stages. If we find that a student will benefit from additional learning support, beyond the standard range of differentiation within the grade level, then they will be referred to the Learning Support Team.
Our Learning Support Team works in close collaboration with parents, classroom teachers, the pastoral team and outside professionals, if necessary, to identify how best to support our students on their learning journey.
Typically this involves a member of the Learning Support Team observing the student in the classroom, using a range of screening and assessment tools and conducting cognitive, academic and achievement tests to determine the correct level of support. If appropriate, our Learning Support Team will refer parents to seek further assessments with outside professionals such as an educational psychologist, paediatrician, speech and language therapist, or occupational therapist.
The Learning Support Team
offers a continuum of services to support positive learning outcomes for all students. This includes providing early intervention through our Booster Programmes, supporting teachers with developing and using inclusive teaching strategies, small group instruction to target specific learning needs, parent education workshops and, for some students, creating Individualised Education Plans which outline achievable and measurable targets that are regularly reviewed.
We are a school where each student is important and relationships are valued. Our Learning Support Team is committed to working in unity, to support each student to recognize their strengths, enjoy learning and achieve their personal best.
However, it is important to note that the scope and availability of the Learning Support services we can offer are limited. All students seeking to enrol at our school, who have received learning support at their previous school, are required to inform the school during the admissions process.