Learning Support Department
The Learning Support Department consists of: Ms Conway, the Head of Learning Support, Mrs Harradine, a part-time Specialist Learning Support Teacher and Mrs Riches, a part-time Learning Support Assistant and Ms Garrido-Soriano, who offers additional Languages support.
The teaching area in the Alexander Centre is welcoming, bright and well-resourced.
We aim to support the needs of boys who are able to access an academic curriculum, but who may need extra help to fulfil their potential. We can assist pupils in various ways:
Before school touch-typing courses
Specialist Literacy lessons
Lunchtime workshops on: study skills, revision, exam techniques
Individual mentoring sessions to support boys with their additional educational need
At Hampton we have experience in asissting pupils with a range of SEN requirements including: specific learning difficulty (SpLD), dyslexia, dyspraxia / developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD), Asperger syndrome, autism or pervasive developmental disorder, anxiety disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD) and physical impairments.
Provision for boys for whom English is an additional language (EAL) is also available.
We identifty boys who may have a discrepancy between their ability and their attainment. Initially, we gather teacher feedback and meet the boy to assess what help the Department may be able to offer. In some cases we recommend that a diagnostic screening assessment is carried out to identify any underlying learning difficulties and what appropriate action should be taken.
For Prospective Parents:
For information about arrangements for prospective pupils with a disability or learning difficulty preparing for the 11+ or 13+ entry assessments, click here: Admissions Policy