We aim to identify needs as early as possible and develop an individual programme of support and teaching appropriate to the abilities of the pupil. We also aim to ensure that all staff are aware and understand the specific needs of every pupil, so as to provide an inclusive learning environment. Learning support at The Hall is a whole school issue and every member of staff employs a suitable teaching style to differentiate according to the needs of each pupil.
Most students who are referred to the Learning Support Department are seen once a week on a rolling timetable and work with one of the specialist support teachers for a limited number of small group lessons sometimes within the classroom setting. If a child has greater learning difficulties they may be seen more often and over a longer period of time. We provide specialist support for language development, dyslexia, dyspraxia, visual perception difficulties, literacy, mathematics, English as an additional language, handwriting and study skills. We also work within the school with speech therapy, psychotherapy, clinical psychology, occupational therapy and behaviour intervention specialists.