At Lanesborough we are passionate about developing the potential of each individual. Boys may need help with a particular area at some time in their school life and staff will work together in close partnership with parents to help children to overcome any difficulties.
There will be instances where problems with work may stem from a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia. We may invite you to discuss the benefits of further assessment and the involvement of outside agencies, such as Educational Psychologists, to help to highlight strengths and weaknesses. They can recommend the most effective programme of support.
Support at Lanesborough is stimulating and delivered with great enthusiasm. It can take many forms such as, for example, monitoring by the class or subject teacher; target setting; a helper in the classroom for a specific subject; or withdrawal from one lesson each week for individual or small group support. In withdrawal lessons, we have creative and multisensory ways to reinforce learning. Learning programmes are tailored to foster a sense of success and to boost self-confidence. Sessions are planned to be brisk and absorbing with a strong element of fun! We are lucky to have such lively and curious boys and support time is precious to them; it undoubtedly gives them pride in their achievements.
While the majority of the support at Lanesborough is for a mild specific difficulty with literacy, we also work with some boys with mild physical and sensory needs or mild attention, communication and interaction difficulties. Each boy is considered carefully so that we can draw up an individual programme and parents are fully involved in the process.
Head of Learning Support