Academic Support

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The aim of the Learning Support Department is to support students where there is a need, and to provide an efficient, effective and well-monitored service for students, parents and the School in general.

We seek to identify those students who demonstrate a specific learning difficulty and/or disability and to make available the appropriate level of support from subject and specialist teachers. We monitor differentiation in the classroom (an approach to teaching that helps to ensure that all students learn well, despite their many learning differences), working closely with students to help them overcome the barriers that their difficulties present. In addition, we can offer small-group subject clinics, specialist one-to-one or small group lessons and help with study skills. Apart from teaching, one of our most important functions is to maintain a continuous liaison with all relevant staff together with parents and the students themselves.