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Learning Support

The Learning Support department is a strong, cohesive team.


We are proud of our reputation for identifying individual needs and building confidence in each boy in our care to help him achieve his potential - in some cases, to exceed his expectations.


Our Learning Support department works across the school, in partnership with parents and Form Tutors, to understand the whole boy and help nurture his development throughout his life at Thorpe.


Our qualified, experienced teachers are passionate about the importance of recognising, supporting and celebrating the strengths and needs of each individual boy.  Information is shared between team members during regular weekly departmental meetings. As a team, we all strongly believe in a holistic approach.

The APDR (Assess, Plan, Do Review) cycle enables team members to regularly evaluate and review the progress of each pupil. This is accomplished through a range of methods including setting, mentoring, in-class support, small group work and in some cases, 1 to 1.


A recent initiative introduced in school has been Individual Learning Profiles. All boys' needs are clearly communicated through the voice of the individual pupil and in collaboration with external professionals and teachers.


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


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