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Learning Support

Slindon College is a centre of excellence for moderate learning difficulties. The College adopts a holistic approach to learning support so that class teachers and specialist staff work together for the benefit of pupils who require individual support.

The Learning Support department aims for every pupil to be fully included, enabled, valued and encouraged to be the best version of themselves.

Specialist dyslexia teachers, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, learning support assistants and the boarding team each work collaboratively with the class teachers to ensure that the impact of any potential learning barriers are minimised.

Within the department, support is tailored to suit each pupil’s particular needs. These needs are determined by assessment of the child’s particular strengths and weaknesses. Some pupils have Educational Health Care plans supported by a Local Authority; others had their needs identified by professionals such as educational psychologists. Some of the pupils have no formal diagnosis of a specific need but parents and teachers recognise that they require a different learning environment in order to achieve their academic and personal potential.

Slindon College has experience in supporting pupils with a range of difficulties such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Social Anxiety. The Learning Support department plays a key role in promoting the social and emotional skills that underpin effective learning, positive behaviour and the well-being of all pupils. Learning support also extends to helping pupils who have English as an Additional language. (EAL). Multi-lingual pupils can take advantage of our intensive English tuition, which can be offered on an individual or small group basis.