Welcome to St Piran's Maidenhead
Learning SupportAt St Piran’s all teachers seek to develop the individual child and meet their needs. However, it is in the nature of learning that children may require additional support at some time in their school life, whether it is educational, social or emotional.
Learning support at St Piran’s, known as Tutor Point, is provided by an experienced, fully qualified team. We work with our teachers to devise strategies for use in the classroom, but if a child requires more specific intervention we are able to offer individual or sometimes group lessons in literacy, numeracy, motor and study skills. A trained member of our team works with children with emotional or behavioural problems.
Individual programmes are prepared and aim to build on the child’s strengths and address their areas of weakness using multi-sensory methods. Children’s progress is reviewed regularly and discussed with teachers and parents. If necessary, other specialists outside the school are consulted.
The Learning Support Department are closely involved in developing and delivering training and materials to enhance the teaching of literacy throughout the school and to develop the staff’s knowledge and understanding of the wide range of individual needs of our children.
With the help of the Learning Support Department all children are encouraged to develop a positive approach to learning and the confidence to participate fully in all that the school offers.