The College considers it vital to identify and support pupils with profiles of specific educational needs and aims to help them to understand their learning profiles, identify their strengths and develop study skills. We also provide support for all pupils in personal organisation skills, essay writing, prioritising of workload or management of anxiety and stress.
The department offers tailored private support tuition with a range of specialist teachers who have expertise in multi-sensory approaches to learning. They are very flexible and can arrange one-to-one tutorials on a regular or "short course" basis, or may suggest participation in a small group course.
The Learning Enhancement department caters for a range of special educational needs including Dyslexia, Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (Dyspraxia), Dyscalculia, Asperger's Syndrome and Attention Deficit Disorder (Hyperactivity). In addition, the department regularly offers more general Study Skills tuition to pupils who need some structured individual support in certain aspects of their learning.
Tutorials, which are usually weekly one-to-one lessons, are arranged either in free study periods or outside the academic day and last 55 minutes. The department fosters a very supportive and constructive atmosphere that is responsive to individual need.
In keeping with the College’s commitment to provide a first class English education for pupils from a variety of cultural backgrounds, the department also delivers EAL (English as an Additional Language) support.