Learning Support

Here at TPDC, we take Learning Support very seriously and work hard to establish strong working relationships between pupils, parents and staff. We believe that achieving a good rapport underpins success in learning. We support pupils with a range of difficulties including Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and SpLD who require varying levels of assistance.

Our Aim

Our aim is quite simply to provide the best help possible to each and every pupil with a learning need, however great or small, in order to fully access our wide breadth of curriculum. Every care is taken to include pupils in everyday lessons and to avoid taking them out during times of critical learning.

Dyslexia Screening

All pupils who are new to the Prep have the option to take part in a fun and interactive online dyslexia screening. This in turn provides us with an indication of any dyslexic tendencies. Subsequently the requirement of a professional report may be advised. We currently use screening from GL Assessment and Nessy. Nessy is endorsed by the British Dyslexia Association and there is a small charge of around £8 for either of these assessments.

Specialist Dyslexia Teaching

Dyslexia teaching is offered by specialist teacher, and there is an additional fee for this of approx. £30 an hour. She will carry out an initial assessment followed by an individual learning plan.

Classroom Support

High quality Teaching Assistant support is also available in lessons.

Booster Groups

We run small groups at an appropriate time to provide a short, sharp learning ‘boost’ in areas such as times tables and phonics. These sessions aim to be fun and interactive.

Dyslexia Friendly

We recognise that dyslexia friendly teaching and learning environments can help all pupils, so we endeavour to use dyslexia friendly fonts, coloured backgrounds, coloured overlays and paper.
Mrs Vicki Lakin is our SEND and is pleased to answer any queries you may have – vicki.lakin@denstoneprep.co.uk