Teaching at Knighton House provides a graduated response to individual need: differentiation in class, group support and individualised support.
Differentiation in class is driven by subject teachers but supported by termly information on pupils received from the Learning Support department. From this point, teachers may identify that some pupils require further support in respect of fundamental aspects of the curriculum, which is when targeted group support may be requested. Small groups work with the Learning Support teacher on specific skills i.e. times table knowledge or spelling pattern recognition, and where possible, pupils are grouped according to similar needs.
Some of our pupils require further individualised support (1:1 lessons) to extend their learning or to overcome barriers to learning. This can be due to a lack of confidence in a particular subject, subject or topic specific difficulties, emotional difficulties or specific needs such as dyslexia or dyspraxia. Pupils and teachers work together to determine the topics to be worked on and lessons are timetabled after discussion with the pupil to determine their own interests, strengths and weaknesses.
Pupils can have LS lessons for a short term or long term as necessary, our aim is to support every pupil to achieve at the highest possible standard.
Learning support at Knighton House