|Special Educational Needs|
|Thursday, 28 February 2008|
All girls demonstrate their own styles and approaches to learning. Our specialist member of staff is able to identify individual needs and plan a programme of learning support to meet those needs. We are able to cater for girls with mild learning difficulties and will inform parents if we feel a girl will benefit from additional support.
However, should a pupil experience unexpected difficulties in learning, our experienced special needs teacher will be available to offer assessment and advice to pupils, parents and teachers. We are also able to offer the option of additional individual tuition in school for students experiencing mild or moderate dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties. The specialist teacher also co-ordinates special needs issues in school and works closely with teaching staff and department heads in order to ensure that all students have appropriate opportunities realise their potential. The use of information communication technology is an integral part of provision for all our girls and is particularly effective for those with specific learning difficulties. At Howell’s we believe that policies which support dyslexic pupils in the classroom reflect good practice and benefit all learners.’
Gifted & talented
At Howell’s we aim to provide learning experiences appropriate to the individual needs of all the/our girls. Gifted and talented students are identified early and have opportunities to make accelerated progress in subjects. Extension activities to suit individual needs are routinely provided in the context of our small teaching groups. Girls benefit from enrichment sessions and differentiated tasks both in class and for homework. There are opportunities many extension activities including Latin, Science Clubs, Duke of Edinbrough Award Scheme, Young Enterprise, Sports Leadership, Maths Challenge and Ethics . We are committed to ensuring that all our girls have access to a broad and balanced curriculum.