The Learning Support Department at The Elms is an essential part of the school, helping pupils to develop and strengthen areas of need and ultimately flourish. We are here to provide help when additional, specialist provision is necessary, to help pupils reach their full potential.

Working closely with the teaching staff, identification of need is completed through multi-level assessments, allowing for barriers to learning to be addressed rapidly and effectively for each pupil. Individual, multi-sensory programmes of work are designed by experienced and specialist teachers, to address the specific needs of each pupil, through a diverse and flexible range of provision. Pupils take an active role in setting targets, monitoring confidence and evaluating progress, in partnership with their tutors.

At the heart of the department is a genuine desire to see all of our pupils thrive, providing them with skills and strategies to support them throughout the school and beyond.