Learning Development

“Pupils with SEND make rapid progress in relation to age expectations because of individual support and targeted teaching in lessons.” ISI Inspection Report 2019

Pupils at Solefield benefit from receiving support from a team of experienced staff working in the Learning Development department. The Head of the Learning Development department is a qualified dyslexia specialist teacher and has gained the National Award for SEN co-ordination, as well as a Level 3 certificate in counselling skills for children. We believe that all pupils should be able to access the help and support they need to enable them to become independent and fully engaged learners. All of our pupils in Yr3 are screened for dyslexia using on online screener, which is part of the continuous monitoring that takes place to help with identification of any additional learning needs. There may be times when an assessment from an Educational Psychologist may be recommended to help us gain more information about a pupil’s learning profile. We work alongside parents and outside professionals to get the best outcome for each pupil. Additional help and support are delivered through class strategies, targeted group work or one to one tuition given by staff specialising in English and Maths. Progress of any additional support is regularly discussed and reviewed with the class teachers, ensuring we match our provision to the specific needs of the child. 

Staff in the Learning Development team are trained in delivering effective interventions and support for developing reading and spelling skills, mathematical skills, motor skills, social skills, as well as focussing on improving pupils’ well-being through drawing and talking or talk-time, offering pastoral support. Solefield celebrates the intelligence, ability and talents of every pupil; our inclusive and positive environment underpins the happiness and success of our pupils.

For more information please contact the Head of Learning Development, Mrs Lisa Glennon-Cousins on [email protected].