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Learning Support

Stover School is a non-selective school and welcomes pupils of all abilities. We recognise that some pupils may need particular support in order to make the most of the opportunities offered by the school because of difficulties with learning and/or disabilities. Learning Support can be provided in both the Preparatory School and the Senior School.

Support is provided according to individual needs. Assessment is used to develop the programme of support needed as well as consultation with pupils, parents and staff. Many pupils benefit from having individual support lessons with a specialist teacher; in the Prep School this support will focus on gaining the necessary literacy and/or numeracy skills needed throughout a pupil's education and in the Senior School this type of support is expanded to include help with the study skills necessary to access secondary education and beyond. Teaching assistants provide in-class support for pupils with a greater level of support need. Where necessary, support is provided for examinations e.g. extra time, scribes, readers etc.

The Learning Support staff liaise closely with class, form and subject teachers in order to maximise the effectiveness of support.


Devon's Local Offer

Devon County Council are committed to ensuring the best start in life for young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). As part of this commitment they now provide a range of support opportunities, as well as detailed information on how to access this support. This provision is known as the ‘Local Offer’ and you can find further information on their website at: