At Reigate Grammar School we are committed to ensuring that every child becomes a confident, independent and self-aware individual who can achieve highly. We work hard to give all students the skills and understanding that they need to successfully move on to the next stage in their lives and feel assured in their capabilities.
Our Learning Support team has a breadth of knowledge, experience and understanding in a wide range of areas of need such as autism spectrum conditions, specific learning difficulties (e.g. Dyslexia) and ADHD, as well as the personal skills to get to know each student as an individual. In addition to our onsite staff resources we also have access to visiting therapists for areas such as speech and language or occupational therapy and we work with a range of specialist assessors and educational psychologists to ensure students and parents can access the additional support and understanding for their child’s needs.
We evaluate the needs of each child on an individual basis and offer bespoke learning programmes that address any specific learning needs or areas of difficulty, as well as boosting students’ self-esteem and building on their strengths. Provision includes in-class support to assist with class routines, learning needs and transition from primary school; small group work to build skills in touch typing, social interactions and communication or personal organisation; and 1:1 sessions to focus on key learning strategies that can be taught, practiced and applied in lessons.
Having a dedicated building for Learning Support alongside our Wellbeing colleagues ensures a calm, specialist environment for students. Within the building we have a suite of rooms with specific IT resources to support students’ learning. We also have the Snug – a lovely large, quiet room away from other learning areas where students can take time for themselves if things become too overwhelming during the school day. Working closely with the wellbeing, academic and pastoral teams we can ensure a well-rounded approach for each student.
We love to watch the students develop into confident young people who understand their areas of difficulty and know how to use and develop strategies to allow them to make the most of their abilities.