Pastoral Care & Wellbeing

Learning Support

Addressing every child’s unique needs

At Bishopsgate, we understand that every child’s educational journey is unique, and there may come a point where some pupils require additional care and support. While our classrooms provide differentiated learning, we recognise that certain pupils might benefit from more focused attention in a one-to-one or small group environment. Whether they need assistance in academics, emotional well-being, or managing specific learning difficulties, our small but dedicated Learning Support department is here to provide the necessary guidance.

A Collaborative approach

Our academic and pastoral staff work closely with parents, fostering a strong partnership to ensure each pupil receives the right level of assistance. When we identify a pupil who may need extra support, we take proactive steps to assess, plan, and regularly review their progress. This collaborative effort enables us to develop tailored strategies to address their individual needs, including support in literacy, numeracy, motor skills, and study techniques.

A caring and integrated learning environment

At Bishopsgate, we pride ourselves on maintaining a friendly and caring atmosphere throughout our educational journey. Our Learning Support department is seamlessly integrated into the life of the school, ensuring that all pupils feel valued and supported. We believe in celebrating their extra efforts and achievements, contributing to the development of their self-esteem and confidence.

A team of highly qualified experts

Our small team of well-qualified and experienced Learning Support teachers is dedicated to helping pupils build their self-confidence. Communication with parents is a priority for us, as we believe that their involvement is crucial for a pupil’s progress. Additionally, we collaborate closely with our teaching staff and other external professionals, such as Educational Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech and Language Therapists, when necessary. This holistic approach ensures that all aspects of a pupil’s development are addressed comprehensively.

Fostering learning and support throughout

Bishopsgate is committed to fostering a learning environment that prioritises individualised support and care. Our experienced Learning Support teachers employ effective teaching strategies, catering to diverse learning needs. Through this approach, we help pupils overcome challenges and unlock their full potential, guiding them towards a successful academic journey and a bright future.