Learning Support

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.

Junior School
Mrs G Fisher, Director of Learning Support
gfisher@colfes.com

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.

Art & Design

Within Art children have the opportunity to work on a variety of techniques such as: drawing and painting, collage, textile, 3D design, printmaking and digital media.

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Computing

In all Key Stage 2 year groups we aim to develop IT skills, building upon previous experiences and developing them further.

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English

The teaching of English covers three main areas: speaking and listening, reading, and writing.

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Humanities

We encourage children to develop their knowledge of people and places by looking at the local areas and issues as well as those in the wider world.

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Learning Support

Learning Support help pupils throughout their Colfe’s journey, ensuring a smooth the transition to the Senior School.

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Mathematics

At Colfe’s the ‘Busy Ants Maths‘ scheme (Collins) is used as the basis for learning in order to ensure every objective from the National Curriculum is taught.

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Modern Languages

At Colfe’s, all children have the opportunity to learn French and Spanish at Key Stage 2.

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Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education

PSHE gives children the tools to help them understand how they are developing both socially and personally and endeavours to investigate wider moral, social and cultural issues.

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Religious Studies

KS2 children learn about the six major faiths of Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Sikhism and Hinduism.

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Science

Science is a key part of our curriculum - it aims to be awe-inspiring and develop children’s understanding of the world around them.

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How to apply

Find out more about how to apply for Colfe's School. Our main entry points are at ages 3, 4, 11 and 16.