Learning Support

Everyone needs a little help from time to time and others need more regular intervention, whatever your need we aim to unlock your learning block and help you achieve your potential.

Important Documents:

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Identifying the need


What is a Special Educational Need?

A learning need that falls outside the average expectations for a pupil of their own age

Learning difficulty – Specific or General

General learning difficulty = delay in language acquisition, verbal, written, processing skills, storing of information, recall and sequence etc.
Specific = Dyslexia, dyspraxia, visual, hearing, physical, medical, ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder), Speech, Language and Communication


Special Education Need – Defined

A child or a young person has special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special education provision to be made for them.  

A student of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or disability if they:

  • Have a significantly greater difficulty in learning that the majority of children the same age.
  • Have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for children of the same age in mainstream schools within the area of the local education authority.



A learning disability affects the way a person learns new things in any area of life, not just at school.

A learning disability affects the way a person understands information and how they communicate. Around 1.5m people in the UK have one.

All these difficulties are linked to the same area in the brain and therefore they often overlap


 All teachers are teachers of special needs and inclusive teaching ensures all pupils make excellent progress!

  • Dyslexia support groups
  • Spelling Intervention
  • Small group teaching in maths and English/ Team Teach
  • Paired reading/ Intensive reading programme
  • Vulnerable tutor group
  • EAL language support
  • 1:1 teaching for maths and English
  • Speech and Language
  • Language, Communication and Social Development
  • Mentoring
  • Smart Movers – fine & gross motor skills development


Pupils are closely monitored and interventions are appropriate and pro-active.

Partnership Success

If you have any concerns, or questions – just ring. 01530 831561 Sophie Marlow SENCo