The Learning Support Department
Mowden is committed to supporting learners. The Learning Support Department enables pupils to reach their potential by identifying, and seeking to remove, any barriers to learning.
Early intervention is essential. As such, the staff in our active Learning Support Department can often be found ‘playing’ in the Pre-Prep department, working with the teaching staff to support the younger pupils as they develop their early learning skills. Our pupil-centred support continues throughout the School.
Whole School Approach
Our whole school approach to learning recognises and meets individual needs through varied and flexible provisions.
First and foremost, we have a teaching team across a wide range of subjects that understand the importance of delivering Quality-First teaching.
We have experienced Learning Support Assistants, timetabled within lessons, who can help the pupils, who have been identified as having a special educational need, to access their learning. Our inclusive practice allows the pupils to be assisted as they are working, and any accommodations needed can be discussed with the teaching staff and put into practice immediately.
We also provide blocks of small group intervention that focus on a range of specific needs (such as numeracy, literacy, comprehension and spelling) allowing the pupils to practise their skills in a supported and engaging way.
Additional specialist support can be offered to pupils who have been identified as in need of further individualised sessions following recommendations given from external professional practitioners.
Our department also provides support to our colleagues, sharing strategies and information relevant to individual pupil requirements.
Our aim is to work with parents and professionals to ensure that the provision we put into place today, will enable our pupils to achieve fulfilling outcomes well into their future.