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Cognition and Learning

My child has difficulties with cognition and learning


This can include:

  • Reading and spelling
  • Learning new information and concepts
  • Working with numbers
  • Working memory
  • Concentration
  • Students may have conditions such as Specific Learning Difficulties, dyslexia or general learning difficulties.
  • Students may present with difficulties that do not have a specific title.


What Can St Lawrence’s offer?


All students at St Lawrence’s can access:


  • Quality First teaching with appropriate differentiation (including best SEN practice).

  • Visual aids to support key vocabulary, concepts and themes.

  • Dedicated and caring staff who value all students regardless of ability.


Support for targeted groups may include:


  • Blocks of 1:1 and small group lessons that focus on a range of needs such as literacy, comprehension and spelling.

  • Where needed, help from an external agency (e.g. Educational Psychologist or Advisory Teacher).

  • Teaching Assistant support in some lessons.

  • Targeted lunch time clubs for vulnerable students.


Targeted individual support may include:


  • On-going tailor made 1:1 tuition, led by a specialist teacher, SENCO or teaching assistant.

  • Where needed, help from an external agency (e.g. Educational Psychologist, Advisory Teacher).

  • Termly assessments for students with literacy difficulties to review and plan.

  • External agency advice where needed.


1:1 teaching assistant support in some lessons.