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Learning Support

Our learning support is offered at no extra charge.

Learning Support is integral to our teaching. Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator leads a dedicated team who provide support for pupils across the curriculum, enabling the girls to work with confidence, succeed and maximise their potential.

We are able to provide support to girls with  dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, attention deficit, hearing impairment and those needing assistance with processing and working memory.

“Pupils with SEND make rapid progress due to the high level of specialist support they receive in class and individually.”  ISI Focused Compliance and Educational Quality Inspection Report 2022

Our approach is always pupil centred. The specialist teachers will find the right strategy and teaching method for each girl, understanding how they learn best as individuals. Lessons can be one-to-one or in small groups and have a focus on creativity, collaboration and fun. Using a variety of interactive techniques and state of the art technology, girls learn through practical, multi-sensory activities that convey concepts in an innovative way.

We work with outside agencies such as speech therapists, occupational therapists, educational psychologists and paediatricians for guidance and advice to make sure we fully understand the unique aspects of each girl’s development and can provide the relevant support for them. From Year 3 girls can receive an external assessment where those needing support are identified and a personalised programme is drawn up. Before this, girls can still receive support and are either put forward by parents or identified by teachers.

In addition to the support we provide for girls with special education needs, we also offer booster support in small groups for those who need a little more time to grasp tricky concepts. For instance, we run an English club for girls needing extra help with spelling, creative writing and comprehension, and a Maths club for girls who need a more creative style of teaching. These booster clubs take place before school, at lunchtime and after school, and have proved invaluable in breaking down the fear that can hold some girls back in these core subjects. Taking part in support clubs allow girls to return to their form groups and tackle these lessons with a renewed sense of confidence and enjoyment.

English as an Additional Language

Maltman’s Green is committed to meeting the needs of pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL). We ensure all our EAL pupils have full access to the curriculum and provide a welcoming environment, where they are valued and encouraged to participate in the School community. Where a pupil’s progress appears to be affected by difficulties related to EAL, targeted, personalised intervention is put in place by the EAL co-ordinator, as appropriate.