The school has a Learning-support Department and can provide help either by giving individual or small group sessions.
Where teachers become aware of more persistent learning difficulties during a child’s time in school it may be suggested that they be formally assessed. Parents will be contacted by the child’s Class Teacher, or a senior member of the Learning Support team if this is the case.
Once the assessment of the child has taken place, it may be proposed that the child has Learning Support lessons. These lessons are part of the curriculum. If the need for more extensive or specialist help is then identified we use a number of specific therapists who are well known to us. In these circumstances there would be a direct charge to the parent from the specialist.
Organisation of the Learning–support Department
The authority and responsibility for the organisation and day-to-day running of the department is delegated by the Board of Governors to the Headmistress, and then devolves to the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO).