Leweston’s Individual Needs department supports pupils in both the Prep and Senior school with a variety of skills and strategies.
The Prep School has a dedicated SENCo who can provide one-to-one or group lessons to target areas of need. Often these lessons are used to introduce concepts ahead of the rest of the class so that the pupil does not feel left behind and is equipped to more readily follow the content of the lesson. This helps them to build confidence and assurance.
In the Senior School specialist teachers provide support with literacy, numeracy and study skills, revision strategies, understanding learning styles, essay planning, exam technique, spelling and note taking. The Department’s aim is to help students to become independent, adventurous learners.
The Department offers monthly Individual Needs clinics and supervised study periods as well as targeted, one-to-one lessons with a specialist teacher on a weekly or fortnightly basis.
We can provide initial individual assessments and if necessary, arrange assessments with an
educational psychologist. Tailored lessons are timetabled weekly, and individual education plans are shared with all staff. Pupil progress is closely monitored and there is regular consultation with parents.