Twickenham Preparatory School has a long established Learning Support Department. The Head of Learning Support works in both Pre-Prep and Prep departments and manages the support of teaching assistants. We seek to raise levels of achievement by providing support and guidance to pupils who experience difficulties in any aspect of their learning. Through appropriate support we aim to help build confidence and self-esteem, to remove barriers and enable pupils to realise their full potential.
We use a variety of teaching approaches, classroom support or small-group teaching and individual one-to-one sessions. New strategies and technology are a key part of best practice in creating an inclusive and dynamic learning experience. Pupils sometimes require booster sessions for difficulties relating to phonics, basic literacy or numeracy skills and handwriting, which are on offer through our extra-curricular programme.
We also work closely with a team of professionals with expertise in specific learning difficulties and special educational needs to ensure that the needs of individual students can be met.