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Achieving their Potential

Our aim is to ensure that all students achieve their full potential and overcome any challenges they may experience with their learning. We provide for students with a range of learning difficulties and those whose first language is not English, tailoring support to their needs.

Our aim is to ensure that all students achieve their full potential and overcome any challenges they may experience with their learning. We provide for students with a range of learning difficulties and those whose first language is not English, tailoring support to their needs.

We offer a range of levels of support for students including:

  • Several lessons per week in place of one subject option in a small groupĀ (maximum size 5)
  • Individual weekly sessions with Learning Development support teachers
  • Individual support sessions for pupils who request help for specific difficulties they are experiencing.

Teachers will use a wide range of resources, including computer software such as ClaroRead, Dragon voice recognition system and mind-mapping programmes, alongside more traditional books and materials, to help students develop their learning, and particularly their literacy skills.

Classroom teachers also have regular INSET training to enable them to provide for students with learning difficulties in their classroom and teachers are kept informed of the strengths, needs and strategies they can use to provide for each student.

The support we offer also includes English as a Foreign Language, as well as Specific Learning Difficulties. The Learning Development staff work with students to develop their English, also offering the classroom teachers advice on how to provide for these students. Some students sit their IELTS examinations here before moving into a British university.

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The Sixth Form Experience