Ashford School encourages pupils to be the best they can be, but teachers also recognise that all children learn differently.
Our aim is simple: to provide all students with skills for learning that will make them feel happy and confident learners.
The Learning Support Department is staffed by Mrs Sharon Thompson, SENCO, and four Learning Support Assistants (LSAs). The team provides both Literacy and Numeracy specialist lessons for students, and also assists those who need guidance with organisation and study skills, including examination technique and revision strategies. Learning Support is offered in individual or small group sessions; in addition, in-class personalised help is offered by LSAs across all teaching faculties.
All students who receive Learning Support are provided with an Individual Educational Plan (IEP). The IEP includes strategies specifically to support learning in both the classroom and at home, and targets are set after consultation with pupils and their teachers.
Standardised screening is carried out in the Learning Support department to determine the need for exam access arrangements at GCSE and A level. We can provide details of Educational Psychologists should parents wish to have their child fully assessed.
Our admissions procedure is conducted on a fair and non-discriminatory basis, and we follow the JCQ criteria for examinations.
If you wish to receive more information about Learning Support, please telephone the School on 01233 625171 and ask to speak to Mrs Thompson.