Learning Support & EAL
Supporting pupils to learn and fulfil their potential is a key part of the role of College and The Prep.
Pupil progress is monitored carefully by tutors, teachers and the learning support team. Where the need for additional support is identified, learning support lessons may be offered. As well as building knowledge, these lessons encourage independence by targeting specific skills and exploring a range of techniques and strategies for individual learning styles.
Learning Support Provision at The Prep (3-13)
Learning support at The Prep aims to support each child in becoming the best that they can be, whether that is excelling in a discipline or overcoming mild learning difficulties to achieve academically. The Coach House, our Learning Support Department, plays a vital role in assisting pupils for whom work is made more challenging by dyslexia, or other specific learning needs.
The level of support provided is recommended by The Coach House, in conjunction with assessments and discussions with parents. Lessons, delivered by qualified teachers, are offered on an individual, pair or small group basis. Some general in-class support is also available throughout school.
English as an Additional Language at The Prep (3-13)
International pupils at The Prep for whom English is not their first language receive additional support. The support is focused on ensuring that your child can access the curriculum and communicate with their peers, ensuring their full enjoyment of all that life in a prep school has to offer.The level of support provided is recommended by The Coach House, in conjunction with assessments and discussions with parents. Lessons, delivered by qualified teachers, are offered on an individual, pair or small group basis.
Learning Support Provision at College (13-18)
Learning support lessons are delivered by specialist teachers, who also hold assessor qualifications. Assessments may be used to determine progress and development of specific skills.
Our aim is to provide a welcoming learning environment to help all learners achieve their potential, whilst boosting academic confidence and developing strategies for working independently successfully in the future.
English as an Additional Language at College (13-18)
International pupils at College for whom English is not their first language receive additional support. We have a department dedicated to ensuring our international pupils develop the necessary language skills and confidence to integrate fully into classroom and school life.
If your child is joining us at 13+, we will assess his or her language skills before they start so we can provide tailored support in the form of small group lessons. Students joining us at 16+ wishing to continue to university in this country will be entered for the IELTS examination, which is a pre-requisite qualification, and receive specialist support to help them prepare.