School Life

Learning Development

At Dorset House School, we are committed to providing a learning environment that enables all our pupils to experience success in learning and attain their full academic potential.

For some pupils their capability to learn is influenced by the presence of a learning difficulty.  Many of these students are bright, enquiring individuals who can learn successfully if a variety of strategies are put in place. This will often mean the use of a differentiated curriculum in the classroom and steps are taken to assess, plan and review, so that appropriate action can be taken to support each child – for example in literacy, numeracy, gross and fine motor skills and other aspects such as study skills

We aim to meet the individual needs of all pupils and where necessary, provide additional support for them.

A small team of well-qualified and experienced Learning Development teachers are committed to building self-confidence in their pupils, communicating with their parents, co-ordinating with teaching staff and outside professional agencies as necessary (e.g. Educational Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists).