Learning Support

At the heart of the learning support for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is the outstanding teaching they receive from each and every teacher, as well as the assistance provided by the Learning Support team.  As a small school, lessons are planned to take into account the needs of every child, and pupils with SEND make extremely good progress at St Augustine’s Priory.

Senior school subject teachers offer a wealth of extra provision from 1:1 support for a particular problem, to regular drop-in sessions.  In the Junior School, highly qualified teaching assistants (TAs) support pupils in class and work with small groups or individual pupils in breakout areas. Our strong, well-qualified Learning Support Department works closely with all teachers to ensure that all pupils are being supported appropriately.

Where pupils have a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, their progress is closely monitored and they will usually have additional lessons on a 1:1 basis with one of our specialist learning support teachers. Pupils in the senior school with SEND are offered assessments to determine whether they are entitled to extra provision (such as additional time, word processors, voice activated software, and rest breaks) in public examinations to ensure they are not disadvantaged.

Pupils for whom English is not their first language are offered additional support lessons on a 1:1 basis with one of our specialist English as an Additional Language (EAL) teachers. SEND and EAL specialist support is at an additional charge.

Charges for the Academic Year 2017 – 2018

Dyslexia Specialist
45 minute lesson £36

English as an Additional Language specialist (EAL)
45 minute lesson £36

Mathematics Specialist
50 minute lesson £45

Educational Psychologist/Dyslexia Specialist assessments
Exam access arrangements £300
Full educational psychologist’s assessment £600

Staff
SENCO
Miss F. Johnson M.A., ALCM, NASENCO

Learning Support/Dyslexia Specialist
Miss Z. Thackray B.A. Dyslexia Institute Post Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia and Literacy

Learning Support –Mathematics Specialist
Mrs J Bull, B.Eng.

Learning Support assistants
Mrs C Young
Mrs A Rai
Mrs K Davis

English as an Additional Language

Mrs E Cebotari
Ms P de Lahitte
Mrs K Toynton
Mrs H Moore