At Princethorpe College we strive to enable all our pupils to realise their full potential. For most of our pupils this is achieved within the curriculum by Quality First teaching from all members of staff. We recognise, however, that some of
our pupils have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) that require specialist provision as well.
A small team of qualified and experienced Learning Support teachers and Learning Support assistants provide this support across the school. For some specialist tuition, please see the fees section for details.
specific learning difficulties and other send
categories in line with the 2016 Code of Practice:
- Cognition and Learning (including Specific Learning Difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD)
- Communication and Interaction (Speech and Language Difficulties, autism spectrum condition including Asperger’s Syndrome)
- Social, Emotional, Mental Health
- Sensory (including hearing or visual impairments), Physical disabilities, Medical conditions
*For any year group, small group tuition (including pairs) and individual one-to-one specialist tuition incurs an additional fee, details of which can be found in the Fees section of our website.
examination access arrangements
Some candidates for external examinations may require adjustments because of their identified disabilities or learning difficulties. The Learning Support team work with pupils throughout their time at Princethorpe College to develop their normal way of working, trialling various examination access arrangements to find what works best with their SEND alongside the necessary standardised assessment carried out by our specialist assessors in the Learning Support team. Application is made in due course for external examination entries following the JCQ
English language development
For pupils for whom English is not their first language we may be able to offer some targeted support with
the development of English language skills.