The Learning Support Department consists of four Specialist Teachers and three Learning Support Assistants who provide extra help, mainly in English and Maths, to any pupils who have been identified. Children can be supported by the Learning Support Assistants in their own classrooms and some pupils have paired or individual lessons which are taught in The Cottage.
The Cottage contains a range of multi-sensory teaching materials including laptop computers. Celebrating strengths and helping children to recognise them is vital for building confidence. Children work towards set targets which are structured, manageable, attainable and time-scaled; this approach encourages the children to be involved and motivated in turning their weaknesses around.