Learning Support at Davenies is not only integral and cross-curricular, but also a whole-school resource that every boy benefits from.
Our small team of support teachers are not only specialists, but they have the 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 the class, in small groups and, in some cases, on a one-to-one basis.
Identification of a boy’s strengths and difficulties is always a key factor for any of our teachers. They will identify, support and inform all involved so that continued 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 is 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. It also works with Pastoral Heads to add a different perspective to matters since many things 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 so that each child can learn and make exceptional progress.