My child has difficulties with learning and literacy

This can include:

  • Reading and spelling
  • Learning new information and concepts
  • Working with numbers
  • Working memory
  • Concentration
  • Students may have conditions such as Specific Learning Difficulties, dyslexia, general learning difficulties, ADHD, ADD, Down Syndrome.
  • Students may present with difficulties that do not have a specific title

What can The Priory offer?


All students at The Priory can access:

  • Quality First teaching with appropriate differentiation (including best SEND practice).
  • Visual aids to support key vocabulary, concepts and themes.
  • Access to homework support clubs
  • ERIC (everybody reads in class)
  • KS2 to KS3 transition support via Transition programme
  • Year 7, 8 and 10 students have access to spelling, reading and comprehension intervention sessions during tutor time.
  • Access to assessment for identification of significant needs.
  • Dedicated and caring staff who value all students regardless of ability.

Support for targeted groups of students may include:

As for all Priory students plus…

  • Blocks of small group lessons that focus on a range of needs such as literacy, maths and spelling in the Intervention Room
  • Nurture group provision
  • Where needed, help from an external agency (e.g. Educational Psychologist).
  • Learning Support Assistant provision in some lessons
  • Targeted lunch time clubs for vulnerable students

Targeted individual support many include:

  • On-going tailor made 1:1 tuition in the Intervention Room, led by a specialist teacher or Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)
  • Where needed, help from an external agency (e.g. Educational Psychologist).
  • Termly testing for students to identify those with learning difficulties and to review and plan
  • On-going monitoring and regular feedback to parents and students (at least termly and including the Annual Review if student has an EHCP)
  • Exam Access Arrangements.
  • Post 16 Transition support.