My child has difficulties with learning and literacy.

This can include:

  • Reading and spelling
  • Learning new information and concepts
  • Working with numbers
  • Working memory
  • Concentration
  • Students may have conditions such as Specific Learning Difficulties, dyslexia, general learning difficulties, AD(H)D.
  • Students may present with difficulties that do not have a specific title

What can St Lawrence offer?

All students at St Lawrence can access

  • Quality First teaching with appropriate differentiation (including best SEND practice).
  • Visual aids and timetables to support key vocabulary, concepts and themes.
  • Differentiated reading groups.
  • Differentiated Maths groups
  • Differentiated phonics groups in KS1.
  • Access to assessment for identification of significant needs.
  • Dedicated and caring staff who value all students regardless of ability.

Support for targeted groups of students may include

  • Blocks of 1:1 small group lessons that focus on a range of needs such as literacy, comprehension and spelling in the Learning Centre listen here.
  • Where needed, help from an external agency (e.g. Specialist Teaching Services, Educational Psychologist).
  • Teaching Assistant support in some lessons.
  • Comprehension groups.
  • Handwriting groups
  • Year 6 Maths Club
  • Reading with dogs

Targeted individual support may include

  • On-going tailor made 1:1 tuition, led by a specialist teacher or teaching assistant.
  • Where needed, help from an external agency (e.g. Specialist Teaching Services, Educational Psychologist).
  • External agency advice where needed.
  • Precision Teaching
  • NESSY
  • Numicon
  • Power of 1/Plus 2
  • Read Write Ink
  • Exam Access Arrangements.
  • On-going monitoring and regular feedback to parents and students (at least termly)

*Please note: These options need to be agreed upon for each student in conjunction with parents/carers and then regularly reviewed/modified.