Many children benefit from additional support at some point during their educational journey, to meet educational, social or emotional needs. We are 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 Learning Support team work closely with parents, teachers and learning assistants to ensure that any concerns are identified, monitored and appropriate support is put in place when necessary.
Experienced learning assistants work with small groups and individuals in and out of the classroom to provide specific support under the guidance of the Learning Support team. Highly qualified Specialist Learning Support teachers work one-to-one with pupils who need more specialised input. We can provide full assessments of children who may have a specific learning difficulty and work closely with outside agencies, including educational psychologists, speech and language therapists and occupational therapists, when further assessment or intervention is required.
Helen D’Souza – Assistant Head (Academic)
Helen has oversight of all children’s learning across KPS. She works closely with all teachers to monitor and evaluate learning to ensure all children reach their full potential. Helen meets with parents to discuss any academic matters and ensures the right challenge or support is in place for them.
Anna Jones – Learning Support Coordinator and Specialist Learning Support Teacher
Anna supports the Assistant Head (Academic) by ensuring children requiring learning support are carefully monitored and the appropriate provision is in place for them. As a specialist teacher, Anna also works one-to-one with children to deliver individualised lessons using her specialist knowledge and experience. Anna is qualified to assess and identify specific learning difficulties.
Catherine Faulkner – Specialist Learning Support Teacher
Catherine works one-to-one with children to deliver individualised lessons using her specialist knowledge and experience. Catherine is qualified to assess and identify specific learning difficulties and works closely with class teachers to ensure staff are aware of any adjustments that may need to be made for individual children.