All pupils are routinely assessed throughout their time in school and appropriate comparisons made with national cohorts in order to measure individual progress.
The aim is to identify pupils with additional or more complex learning needs early in their school career so that appropriate support can be mobilised quickly. Appropriate assessment through observations, psychometric and diagnostic testing is utilised to determine specific need. Where necessary, an individual support programme will be devised, utilising many elements, including advice on teaching strategies and appropriate materials for teachers (and parents), through to providing an individualised “support” programme.
The Headmaster personally co-ordinates all activities for children with additional learning needs.