Learning Support

Prep School Learning Support

The Prep School is a reflective learning environment where all children benefit from a broad and balanced curriculum, regardless of ability. The Learning Support Department works with pupils to help them build the confidence, knowledge and skills necessary to fulfil their potential.

We set suitable learning challenges and respond to children’s diverse needs, identifying those who may have barriers to learning and tailoring the curriculum to meet their requirements.

  • The special educational needs of children are identified, assessed and provided for
  • We make clear the expectations of all partners in the process
  • Roles and responsibilities of staff in providing for children’s special educational needs are identified
  • Children have full access (where possible) to all elements of the school curriculum
  • Parents are able to play their part in supporting their child’s education
  • We ensure that our children have a voice in this process

Support Structure

Our Learning Support Assistants and teachers work together closely to create an environment that meets the special educational needs of each child, whilst the Senior Leadership Team and Head of Learning Support play an active role in monitoring the quality of our learning support provision.

Education provision is delivered in three stages –

Stage 1: is class based with quality first teaching providing differentiation for all children.

Stage 2: is a focused short term specific programme of intervention either carried out in a small group or with an individual child.

Stage 3: is a specific programme of intervention which will be expected to be carried out over a longer period. From here consideration will be given for more formal assessment.

Assessment

All prospective pupils are assessed prior to gaining entry and if they are deemed to need support once they have joined the school, this will be discussed with the parents and put in place by the Head of Learning Support.

Once in the school, we have rigorous monitoring in place that tracks the progress our learners make in all areas of the curriculum.