The aims of the Educational Support Department are in line with those of the School: we aim to develop independent learning and stimulate intellectual curiosity. In every case, our goal is to produce in a pupil the ability and confidence to take responsibility for his or her own learning. Achieving this goal is, of course, a prerequisite for success later at university.
The department is currently staffed by the School's Head of Educational Support (SENCo) and an additional SEN teacher, both of whom have specialist experience and qualifications.
The Equality Act places an obligation on all schools not to discriminate against pupils or prospective pupils on grounds of disability. Where a disability is identified the School will make reasonable adjustments to avoid discrimination. These may include ways of helping a disabled pupil to access the teaching curriculum in class, in activities outside class, and during the production of individual work, as well as via examination access arrangements.