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Academic

The College provides a low pressure learning environment that builds on each individual’s strengths and talents. We have created a diverse curriculum that can be individually adapted to a  pupil’s requirements. 

We believe that with the correct intervention and support, our pupils can overcome any learning challenge, finding and fulfilling their potential.

Most subjects need a certain amount of coursework and practical work combined, allowing the pupils to increase their chance of success, while continuous assessment enables teachers to identify each pupil’s individual strengths. Our curriculum is enriched by a broad range of extracurricular activities designed to build the pupil’s skills, knowledge and confidence. Our talented teachers have specialist training and experience enabling them to find bespoke solutions to learning barriers. 

The optimisation of multisensory and augmentative teaching approaches for all pupils enables our staff to determine the most appropriate learning methods for each one. Our classrooms are all equipped with assisted technology: smartboards, tablets, reader pens and speech recognition tools, to better promote enjoyable, engaging learning. The high teacher-to-pupil ratio means that learning can be consistently monitored and evaluated. Small teaching groups allow for more pupil-teacher interaction, greater opportunities for 1:1 teaching, a wider variety of instructional approaches, increased social and academic engagement. 

Many classes benefit from teaching assistants who support the teacher and ensure that each pupil gets the individual attention they need. 

Pupils leave Slindon prepared and eager to meet the challenges ahead. Through work experience placements, life skills courses and building links with local colleges and universities, we give our boys the experience necessary to make this transition a positive one.