We provide additional support for any pupils diagnosed with learning differences.
Dedicated Learning Support teams in both the Senior and Junior School are on hand to help pupils throughout their Colfe’s journey – and both teams are pivotal in ensuring that the transition from Year 6 to 7 is seamless for those who need extra support.
Mrs G Fisher, Director of Learning Support
The Learning Support team in the Junior School is fully qualified to teach pupils with specific learning differences. We work closely with the class teachers and the Deputy Head to monitor each child’s progress throughout their time in the school to ensure they reach their full potential.
We recognise the Equality Act 2010 and support pupils who have aptitude and potential regardless of their special educational need, using the SEND Code of Practice 2015 as a framework. If concerns are identified we operate an early-intervention policy so children are given the support they require. A graduated approach towards intervention is followed – assess; plan; do and review. Pupils with learning differences are placed on the SEND register, which is accessible to all staff. A pupil profile is written detailing the nature of SEND, strengths and weaknesses, strategies to support the pupil in class and any examination concessions.
Many children benefit from a period of support, tailored to their specific needs, during their time in EYFS/Key Stage 1. Support may be given within small groups and all sessions are based on practical learning through apparatus and games. Staff differentiate work and homework to suit the needs of the pupils. Some pupils require the experience of external agencies and are referred by the team to independent or borough practitioners.