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Welcome to the Learning Support department at Kings Priory School.

On the right hand side of this page you will find copies of our SEND Policy and Local Offer, as well as a Parent Booklet detailing information about Special Educational Needs (SEN) and the support that we offer at Kings Priory School.

Study Support - Year 10 and 11
Study Support takes place outside of ‘normal lessons’ to help pupils to achieve. The Learning Support team offers help and support for students in Year 10 and 11 who are working towards their GCSE examinations. 
 
Each year group is specifically monitored and the progress of students is tracked, after which strategies are implemented to help further raise achievement. 
 
Teaching staff work with individuals and/or small groups of pupils with particular mentoring strategies throughout the year. This support takes place on Wednesday afternoons when enrichment sessions normally take place. 
 
The aim of Study Support sessions is to provide additional time for pupils to complete a number of learning tasks and also:
 
Learn how to study and revise
Learn how to make effective revision notes
Learn how to answer model exam questions 
Learn how to answer questions in timed conditions
Learn how to structure written responses
Time to proof read work and redraft work
Time to learn subject specific terms and their meanings
Time to learn how to use any additional access arrangements
 
We are so far extremely proud of the attitude, commitment and hard work of the pupils who attend these sessions - they are working hard to gain fantastic results.
 
Intervention Programmes - Early morning, break and lunchtime
In Learning Support, we offer pupils a variety of different programmes which help them to further develop literacy skills, maths skills, handwriting skills, listening skills as well as social and emotional awareness and friendship skills. 
 
We believe that intervention programmes have a crucial role to play in continuing to raise standards in a number of different key areas. It provides support at a quiet time during the day when pupils have access to a personalised programme of study in order to further develop skills which will enable them to better access subjects across the curriculum. 
 
Those who have attended these interventions have all made huge progress and we are very pleased with their hard work, determination and commitment. It is wonderful to have so many pupils attending with a positive and happy outlook.
 
Last Term, Mrs Cooper asked for pupils in the Middle School to complete a one page profile. Thank you to those who have completed the profile - they have provided some valuable insight into the way pupils prefer to learn and what their aspirations are. If you have not completed this could you please do so and bring the completed profile to Mrs Cooper in C15 as soon as possible.
 
Homework Club – Middle School
In January we started a Homework Club for pupils in the Middle School and it has so far been really well attended.
 
The Homework Club offers a place for children to work in a supportive environment out of school hours. Some children are so self-motivated that they are able to work diligently on homework and ignore the distractions of normal family life, but not everyone finds it so easy. 
 
Doing homework requires a quiet space to work at home and support from family members. If jobs or other children make it tricky to provide those things then you might want to consider the option of our Homework Club.
 
One parent recently said: “The great thing about homework clubs are the Learning Support Assistants – while they don’t do the child’s work, they have the knowledge and experience to guide them to the relevant books or online resources such as encyclopaedias, they also reinforce what has happened in the classroom.” 
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