Ensuring children’s learning and happiness
The Learning Support department prides itself on being at the heart of children’s learning and pastoral happiness. Our aim is to ensure that all children’s needs are catered for within our whole class teaching environment. All class teaching staff are kept up to date of the differing needs of children in their care through Individual Learning Plans and if needed EHC plans. Regular meetings with parents ensure that the children are at the centre of all learning. If a child needs further intervention, then 1:1 or small group teaching will take place with parental approval to allow the children to develop their learning further.
We can offer specialist dyslexia support; drama therapy, occupational therapy support and speech and language within the children’s daily curriculum. Our visiting practitioners try to fit in around timetables to ensure the children do not miss subjects they like and thrive in.
We operate an open door policy in the Learning Support Department. It is vitally important that all children feel welcome and valued. We encourage all parents to phone or make appointments to discuss their child’s learning needs before little problems become big ones. A triangular approach to learning development is important here at St Andrew’s Prep.