Radnor House Sevenoaks has a strong, energetic and dedicated Student Support Department. We support students of all abilities including the very able and those with specific learning difficulties, such as Dyslexia.
We want all of our students to succeed throughout their educational life so we provide resources to both teachers and pupils to ensure that the curriculum is accessible to all. Support is primarily provided by the class teacher in consultation with the SENDco but on occasions, additional interventions may be appropriate.
Who are we?
Our team includes an experienced SENDco, trained teachers, specialising in areas such as Maths and English, and a specialist Dyslexia tutor. For students who join us from abroad or, have an additional language at home, we have an EAL (English as an Additional Language) tutor.
How do we know what support is needed?
We know our current students well and this helps us to identify students who may need support or intervention. For those students who are new to us in either the Prep or Senior School, we use a combination of information from parents and previous schools, diagnostic reports or teacher referral to provide the most appropriate support.
How do we deliver additional help?
Support could be provided through class strategies, targeted group work e.g. to develop motor or social skills or one to one tuition. All strategies and interventions are planned according to individual needs.
One to One and Group Tuition
Individual or group tuition is available with our specialist Dyslexia tutor or Maths and English tutor. Sessions are managed within the timetable and in collaboration with the class teacher to ensure targeted support. EAL support can be as group or individual sessions. Interventions are provided in both Prep and Senior school either as timetabled lessons or tailored clubs.
All sessions with specialist tutors are charged at a cost of £35/ hr. For group sessions, the cost would be £20/ hr or £10 / half an hour.
For information on individual sessions please contact our SENDco Min Hancock at firstname.lastname@example.org
What does in-class support look like?
All teachers have access to the suggested strategies for individual students. Notes may be provided, support for written work may be given as writing frames or tasks may be presented in different forms e.g. a matching exercise or mind map. This is not an exhaustive list! Homework can be completed in different formats too. In addition, students are encouraged to use assistive technology when appropriate to support their studies.
All students are screened at key points during their time at Radnor House Sevenoaks to help with the identification of any learning difficulties. In addition, we have an in-house specialist assessor who is able to make a more detailed assessment if needed. Sometimes this leads to a referral to other professionals such as an Educational Psychologist. Please contact our SENDco Min Hancock for further details.
Exam Access Arrangements
Many of our students require exam access arrangements which can include extra time, the use of a Word Processor or support with reading in examinations and tests.
In the Prep and the Lower School for tests and internal exams, these are implemented at the school’s discretion and/or following advice in an Educational Psychologist report or information relating to a diagnosed learning difficulty.
In Year 9, all students are screened, regardless of any diagnosed difficulty, to assess any area which may require investigation and to support any application to JCQ for exam access arrangements for external examinations e.g. GCSE or A level. Applications are made to JCQ early in Year 10. Exam access arrangements are overseen by the SENDco and the Specialist Assessor.
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