At Thorpe House School we recognise that all pupils may need some support for their learning at some point in their time with us. We are passionate about the importance of recognising, supporting and celebrating the strengths and challenges of each individual pupil.
We are proud of what we offer and do our very best to enable all pupils to achieve their potential in all aspects of school life. We cater for mild needs also collaborating with external agencies including speech therapists, occupational therapists and educational psychologists as appropriate.
Our Learning Support Department consists of an experienced team of specialist staff who deliver regular training and provide strategies and techniques, for pupils and staff, to support and enable learning within the curriculum. In some cases we offer additional learning support in the class.
Additional learning support is accessed through our dedicated learning Support Base, a space for pupils and staff to use for small group sessions, 1:1 interventions and peer support throughout the day. We have an additional base in the Lower School.
We believe, that communication is vital. We work in partnership with the pupil, their parents and their teachers. We encourage ‘pupil voice’ through the creation of an Individual Learning Profile with those pupils we support and invite teacher and parental involvement with this. This also enables us to regularly evaluate and review the progress of each pupil.
We are encouraging, non-judgemental, patient and easy to talk to, and we make sure that our parents are supported too, with clear communication, collaborative involvement and shared celebration of their son's progress
We can support a limited number of children with mild learning difficulties each year. During the application process, we will ask you for additional information about any known or suspected difficulties or diagnoses relating to your child’s health, wellbeing or learning abilities – such as a formal Educational Psychologist, Medical or Specialist Teacher’s report – and will seek an informal conversation with your child’s current school. This information will help us see if we could reasonably meet your child’s needs so that they can benefit from everything the school has to offer and be able to contribute in full to the life of the school.
If you have any questions relating to this aspect of the Admissions process, please contact our Admissions team on [email protected]
“Pupils move sensibly and calmly around the school, displaying courtesy and politeness, to adults and peers. They understand the need to listen and focus in lessons to enhance their learning, demonstrating understanding that working together in groups can result in enhanced achievement. (ISI 2019) ”
“Thorpe House School has a very active Parents' Association organising social events and raising funds for equipment which cannot be funded through fee income. ”