All pupils are different and learn in different ways. Some need that extra support and here at Stormont our Learning Support Department is well equipped to provide all the help that is needed to ensure progress is made and the child’s success is acknowledged. We aim to build their confidence and self-esteem so that that they can access all of the curriculum and extra-curricular activities.
The Learning Support Co-ordinator (SEN) has a team of Learning Support Assistants who continually liaise with form teachers and subject teachers to put support in place either in the classroom or in small groups in the Learning Support classroom. Our excellent pastoral care also allows us to identify those who may need that encouragement, self-confidence or extra support. By using assessments and tracking, as we do with all our pupils at Stormont, we can work closely with your daughter and you as parents to ensure that she reaches her potential.
Some children will need only a short time of dedicated teaching or a longer term approach is planned for those who need it and is constantly reviewed to ensure there is improvement in their learning. We also work closely with specialist teachers, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and educational psychologists where needed.