The Learning Development department caters for a limited number of children with mild learning difficulties. All children are screened for possible learning difficulties, and for those who require additional support we have a team of highly qualified, well informed and experienced staff who support the children in their learning. The Learning Development Staff assess their pupils carefully, using a variety of current, age-appropriate tests to prepare individualised programmes to use in the support lessons. One-to-one support is provided within the Learning Development department for those children who need a little extra support in Literacy and Numeracy.
The department is fortunate in having a plentiful supply of diverse teaching materials, specialist programmes, back-up games and equipment as well as a wide range of software for the computers. These resources are constantly being updated and improved so that the department remains at the cutting edge of provision for the individual needs of each student. All this is designed to build confidence and to challenge in a safe environment.
A homework pack is provided for each child having support so that work can be reinforced at home. This enables parents to be involved in their child’s learning. A charge is made for Learning Development – see Fees for charges.
Transfer between the schools of the college is usually straightforward. However, if a child’s needs are such that these cannot be met within the Queen’s College environment, parents will be informed. Staff will support parents to help them find the best alternative provision for their child. If a child has particular needs, additional assessments may be required for entry into Senior School. Please refer to the Senior School Learning Development section of this website.