Learning Support

Inclusion at Green Valley

We are an inclusive and an academically non-selective school, although we assess each child on entry to the school to ensure we are appropriately equipped to meet their needs.

We understand that many children could need additional support at some time during their education for a wide variety of reasons. Learning Support provision at St. Andrews International School, Green Valley is personalised for each child, using an ‘Assess, Plan, Do, Review’ response method to meet each child’s unique and diverse needs.

Every teacher at St Andrews Green Valley is a teacher of SEN, and classes are small, meaning that in most cases special needs are able to be met within class with high quality teaching and differentiated learning opportunities. Although, in some cases we may assess that your child needs some additional learning support in order to meet their full potential.

We offer a range of Learning Support services that include:

  • Targeted interventions from the learning support coordinator
  • One to one support from a learning support assistant
  • Learning mentor drop in sessions to remove barriers to learning
  • Daily drop in study support sessions in the school library
  • In class support and strategies from the learning support coordinator
  • Exam technique and revision sessions
  • Educational testing for Access Arrangements
  • Extra support for tests and exams which include evidence-based interventions

Evidence-based interventions that we use include:

Nessy reading and spelling, Nessy touch typing, Nessy Numbers, Dynamo Maths, Read Write Inc, Precision Teaching and Nessy writing beach.

Support from outside agencies

We have links with a variety of external educational services should the need arise.

  • External counselors
  • Educational Psychologists
  •  Psychiatrists
  • Speech and Language Therapist

Alternative and personalised curriculum

We are able to support a small number of students with more significant learning needs in a part mainstream-part personalised curriculum. We work with the student and family to create a unique program that targets the student’s needs and may include ASDAN qualifications, work experience and additional enrichment opportunities.

Exceptional Learners

Exceptional Learners or students who are Gifted and Talented are defined as those who have natural ability or talents in academia, sports or the arts. At St. Andrews International School we also work towards identifying those children who may be both exceptional and have additional needs or English as a Second Language.

Provision for Exceptional Learners

The needs of exceptional learners are met in a variety of ways appropriate to the student, including:

  • Planned in class differentiation and extension opportunities
  • Acceleration opportunities for example early entry to exams
  • Enrichment opportunities, for example Tournament of the Minds, Model
  • United Nations, LAMDA exams and school competitions.

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