Individual specialist support lessons by a qualified teacher focusing on identified specified needs e.g. literacy, numeracy, study skills.
These lessons take place around the demands of a pupil’s academic timetable. The school makes an additional charge for these lessons.
Support of individual children in lesson through a Learning Support
assistant. This could be for specific subject areas or for all lessons if required. The school makes an additional charge for this support unless the support is paid for by the Local Authority on the basis of a statement of Special Educational Needs.
Follow up of concerns about individual children through lesson observations, liaison with subject teachers and use of appropriate assessments.
Dealing with outside agencies such as Educational Psychologists, the Local Authority, Physiotherapists, Speech Therapists, Careers advisers (Careers South West), paediatricians and colleges.
Exam access arrangements will be put in place for any identified pupil which can involve additional time, a reader or scribe, or providing a separate room or a laptop.
Social skills sessions for children who would benefit from additional input to develop their communication skills.
Open door policy for parents or children with any concerns.
Many pupils benefit from having individual support lessons with a specialist teacher; in the Preparatory 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.