The Learning Support Department offers support and expertise to help resolve difficulties and promote positive solutions for pupils experiencing barriers to their learning. Occasionally, pupils need reinforcement and confidence-boosting in certain areas. Some pupils who are academically sound need structured tuition to enable them to organise their learning and to show their academic ability. Some have learning difficulties which hamper their assimilation of certain skills, particularly in relation to reading or spelling. Others have English as their second language and need support to improve their command, both written and orally, of the English language
There are two members of the Learning Support Department and support sessions are scheduled either outside lesson time or on a rota so that the disruption to lessons is minimised. In- classroom support is not generally offered, but every effort is made to ensure that provision is tailored to the individual’s needs, including examination access arrangements and ICT support.