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Learning Support

Moor Park welcomes all children who can make the most of the opportunities we offer and can flourish in our caring environment.  Treating every child as an individual is important to us; we welcome pupils with special educational needs.   All staff who teach and support these pupils have the highest aspirations for them; we work as a team to help all children in achieving their potential in all areas of school life.

Some children with specific difficulties may also be gifted or talented; the Department aims to support children in their strengths as well as in their weaknesses, recognising, supporting and encouraging their efforts.

We understand that many children with learning difficulties may also have poor self-esteem and lack confidence at some point in their school life.  It is a main aim of the Department to boost morale, instil confidence and reassure our pupils (and their parents) that, despite their difficulties, with hard work and support they can achieve their potential.

On entry

We advise parents of children with special educational needs or disabilities to discuss their child’s requirements with the Headmaster or our Head of Learning Support so that adequate provision can be made.  Parents should provide a copy of any specialist reports if available, to support a request for special arrangements such as large print or extra time in examinations.

Practical Support

Where external specialists have been involved, they may offer a course of individual sessions in school, for example speech and language therapy, occupational therapy or counselling.  The Department welcomes this and will assist with timetabling, resources and accommodation.

Moor Park follows the SEND Code of Practice 0-25 (Children and Families Act, 2014).