Learning Support

At the Firs we endeavour to enable every child to reach his or her full potential. An Integrated approach to supporting children with specific learning difficulties, e.g. dyslexia, dyscalculia, coordination and other educational needs is one of the hallmarks of the school’s commitment to enabling all pupils to achieve their best. We have a well resourced self contained inclusion department, staffed by a dedicated Inclusion Leader; Mrs Sarah Johnson. Mrs Johnson works with teachers and pupils to ensure individual needs are met. Children are supported by the team within the classroom, in small groups and sometimes receive individual tuition depending on their need. Individual Education Plans are produced for children and additional work is given. Close communication is maintained with parents to ensure the best possible support is provided.

Our Inclusion Leader also has oversight of the enrichment programme for our children who show particular ability in any given area. She will ensure excellent provision is made for them both in the classroom and through additional enrichment days.

Learning Mentor

As part of our inclusion provision, we also offer our children extra support through a Learning Mentor. 

Learning Mentors help children and young people learn to understand their emotions and respect the feelings of those around them. They provide them with the time and space for pupils to think about their personal circumstances and how they manage them. Children learn lots of new skills at school not just academic but also social and emotional skills. Whilst some children may require extra help academically, others will benefit from support with the emotional side of their development.

 Our Learning Mentor is Mrs Warrington.  She is able to provide support for individuals and groups on:

  • Recognising emotions
  • Self-esteem
  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Social skills
  • Friendship
  • Anger management

Congratulations, all the staff, education and care are outstanding.– parent