We all learn differently. At St Edmund’s Junior School, we acknowledge this fact and aim to adapt, respond and differentiate teaching according to what we know about our pupils, enabling them to reach their potential and giving them the freedom to ‘be all they can be’.
As individuals, children learn at a different pace and speed to each other, and pupil progress is monitored closely and carefully by teaching staff, the Director of Studies and the SENCo. There may be times in a pupil’s learning journey when they require a little more curriculum support. Short-term, classroom-based interventions can make an enormous difference to a child’s self-esteem, confidence and attitude to learning, and this is a normal and accepted part of school for our children.
Should the need arise, we may recommend an external referral to diagnose a specific learning difficulty so that we can plan more targeted support. Following assessment, all teachers and support staff who work with a pupil are made aware of their needs, the outcomes sought, and any teaching strategies or approaches that are required for that pupil to make greater progress.