Academic Support and Intervention
Our aim is to promote an aspirational and inclusive environment for all students, including those with identified learning differences or challenges. Our dedicated and knowledgeable team offers academic support to students across both our Primary and Secondary Schools. This takes the form of in class support helping students engage with their teachers and the curriculum, or specific interventions focused on ensuring student progress in core subject. We work closely with families and develop learning plans to ensure strategies and accommodations for students are in place to ensure continued progress.
Furthermore, we offer interventions focused on specific areas of learning, including: multisensory interventions for dyslexia for a limited number of students; support and intervention across Primary and Secondary school for students who require additional help with executive function skills such as organization, study strategies and time management. Our team is dedicated to supporting student self-advocacy and promoting confidence.
We work in tandem with class and subject teachers, and families, to ensure students are at the heart of decision making.
English as an Additional Language (EAL) support
English levels are assessed using a mixture of tools, including the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) so we can establish the best next steps for support.
For students requiring additional EAL support, our EAL specialist teacher will support the development of Access Learning Plans, highlighting strategies and techniques that will best support language development and learning across their various subjects. Students will also have regular contact with our EAL specialist, who will liaise closely with teachers and families. Primary students also have the option of our EAL club! The club is designed to support children, with English as a second language, to meet and play language games and continue a love of learning English.
We provide direct school counseling services to students and families throughout the primary and secondary school in various areas such as: stress management, anxiety, home issues, peer relationships, coping strategies, self-esteem, grief and loss, problem solving skills and conflict resolution. The mental health and social emotional well-being of the entire student population is our top priority.
Our school counselor also works to co-ordinate various student and parent events and presentations. Topics are based on the needs of our students and families, including but not limited to; cyber safety education, drug and substance abuse awareness and education, mental health awareness and LGBTQ+ education.
In order to best address and meet the needs of our students, the School Counselor works collaboratively with teachers, heads of year, learning specialists, outside specialists/organizations and school administration.