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Welcome to

St Lawrence

Catholic Primary School

"Our school is a place where we all come together as one community to learn, have fun and make lasting friendships all under God's love and care."

Cognition and Learning

My child has difficulties with cognition and learning


This may 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.