Supporting pupils to achieve their full potential
All pupils have unique strengths and areas of greater need in their learning. We are committed to ensuring that they are given the opportunity to achieve their full potential. The Learning Enrichment Department is always happy to discuss pupils’ individual needs and what provision can be put in place to help them thrive.
The College aims to recruit pupils who will cope with the academic demands and pass the GCSE hurdle for entry into the sixth form. Those who have experienced some learning difficulties but are able to achieve 50 per cent in subjects at Common Entrance (or equivalent) and have interests and talents that can be nurtured and developed, should thrive at the College.
The Learning Enrichment Department is situated at the heart of the academic site in a suite of comfortable rooms overlooking College Field. For pupils identified with learning difficulties, we develop an individual education plan, which is shared with their teachers. The Learning Enrichment Department works closely with housemasters and housemistresses, parents, pupils, teachers and tutors to ensure appropriate support strategies are in place. Of the four Learning Enrichment teachers, two specialise in literacy and two in science and maths. One has particular experience in supporting pupils with ADHD, another in supporting ASD pupils, and 2 have dyslexia training.
Specialist support lessons may be recommended. These will be taught individually, focusing on the identified area of need. Such lessons are organised at the beginning of each term and take into account the demands of a pupil’s academic timetable and co-curricular activities. There is a charge for this provision.
Additional learning skills advice (including organisation and study skills, revision and examination techniques, coping with exam stress, essay writing, and effective reading), is provided for the benefit of all pupils at the school. In addition, short term interventions, such as the IPAP (Improving Personal Academic Performance), the SPaG (Spellings, Punctuation and Grammar) and the touch-typing courses are offered at no extra charge to any pupil in the College with an agreed need in these areas.
We support emotional wellbeing and encourage learning potential by empowering all of our pupils to reach their goals.