Learning Support

At Lady Barn House School, we pride ourselves on putting the child at the centre of learning. This is especially important when encountering and providing resources for learning differences.

We recognise that children learn in different ways and at different rates. Factors impacting academic attainment can be multifaceted and, with some of our most gifted pupils also managing specific learning difficulties, we prefer to take a holistic approach to these challenges.

Your child’s learning needs will first be met through the high-quality teaching delivered by their form teacher. We carefully plan our curriculum to match the age, ability, learning style and needs of all children. 

It may be appropriate to adopt different strategies or resources and adapt outcomes to meet your child’s learning needs. Additional specialist advice is sought when appropriate and, when necessary, accessibility aids and technology may be used to support your child’s learning.

Our education provisions will match the needs of the four broad areas of need as defined in the SEN Code of Practice 2014;

  • Communication and interaction
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Social, emotional and mental health
  • Sensory and/or physical needs

At Lady Barn House School we have a 3-wave approach to supporting a child’s learning.

  1. Universal – this is the First Quality Teaching your child will receive from the form teacher and may include some minor adjustments or adaptations to match learning needs.
  2. Targeted - it may be appropriate to consider making additional short-term special educational provision to remove or reduce any obstacles to your child’s learning. 
  3. Specific targeted one to one or small group interventions may be run outside the classroom.