The Learning Support Centre (LSC) aims to encourage pupils, build their self-esteem and set them on the road to independent learning. By having high expectations and developing positive working relationships, we aim to maximise the opportunities and successes of the pupils.
The LSC is well resourced, with an extensive range of programmes to support and promote learning; it is based in the main building of the school adjacent to the library and is easily accessible for both Prep and Senior School pupils.
Pupils with Specific Learning Differences (SpLD) are able to receive support from a dedicated team of fully qualified specialist teachers, experienced in assessing and teaching pupils with dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and other specific difficulties. For those pupils who need more specific intervention, there is an established network of external agencies who are able to provide specialist advice and support where necessary.
All pupils follow programmes that are structured to match their individual needs to develop literacy and, where necessary, numeracy skills. In the Prep School, the focus is on developing reading and spelling skills through the delivery of a tailor-made, multi-sensory, cumulative programme of intervention. In Years 7 and 8, the focus is on literacy skills, grammar and punctuation. In Year 9 attention turns to the skills of independent study and learning as pupils begin preparing for the GCSEs they will take in Year 11. In Years 10 and 11, more emphasis is placed on supporting pupils with their individual GCSE subject choices and helping them develop skills, to encourage and support independent learning. Areas such as study skills, learning styles, revision strategies and examination techniques permeate every year group.
There is an additional charge for Learning Support services.