Learning Support at Davenies is a whole-school resource – integral and cross-curricular.
Our small team of support teachers are not only specialists, but have additional expertise to enable them to adopt a whole-child approach and identify the underlying factors that may be preventing successful learning from taking place. Our support exists in class, in small groups and on a 1:1 basis.
Identification of a boy’s strengths and difficulties informs all involved so that learning can be a positive experience. We require assessment and intervention from additional experts occasionally, but, in such cases, we have trusted contacts to whom we can refer parents. External assessment reports are summarised and the information shared with staff so that appropriate differentiation for additional learning can take place.
The Learning Support Department works closely with the English and Maths Departments to build key literacy and numeracy skills, but also with Pastoral Heads in order to add a different perspective to matters since there are many things that can affect a boy’s behaviour or learning in school. Our friendly learning support team provides expert, practical and morale-boosting support to the boys in order that each child can learn and make progress.