Learning Support and English as an Additional Language (EAL)
Many children benefit from additional support at some point during their educational journey, to meet educational, social or emotional needs. We strive to be responsive to the particular strengths and weaknesses of each of our pupils in order to provide every opportunity for them to reach their full potential.
The Head of Learning Support works closely with parents, teachers and teaching assistants to ensure that any concerns are identified and closely monitored.
Experienced teaching assistants work with small groups and individuals to provide specific support under the guidance of the Head of Learning Support. Learning Support teachers work one-to-one with pupils who need more specialised input. We work closely with outside agencies, including educational psychologists, speech and language therapists and occupational therapists, when further assessment or intervention is required.
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
At KPS, we wholeheartedly welcome children from around the world, and we celebrate the richness of culture and language in our School. It is important to us that children joining us from overseas are supported in developing their English language skills as efficiently as possible so that they can have greater access to social relationships and the curriculum and improve their self-confidence.
KPS has a dedicated EAL teacher who works with international students as often as is needed. We provide a welcoming process for the induction, assessment and support of new pupils and their families or carers, and we make every effort to take linguistic, cultural and religious backgrounds into account when planning the curriculum and developing home-school links.
We aim to ensure that our written and spoken communication with families is as effective as possible through the use of plain English and the availability of translators and interpreters.