Wetherby Kensington is an inclusive school community that values all of its pupils. We are non-selective and all classes are of mixed ability. We have a community of boys who are of varying skill and ability. Some boys may require additional support if they are identified as having learning difficulties or differing learning needs in some areas of the curriculum.
All teachers at Wetherby Kensington are aware of various differences in learning styles and difficulties that might manifest and are rigorous in working with the Head of Learning Support to ensure that a boy is appropriately supported both in and outside of the classroom. This can also be through small group work and interventions. Learning support needs are usually identified by the class teachers in conjunction with the Head of Learning Support and the Headmistress. Parents are then informed and together they plan the best course of action for the individual. We also have strong links to outside agencies and regularly consult with educational psychologists, occupational therapists, behavioural optometrists and dyslexic centres. At Wetherby Kensington we recognise that differentiation in class is essential to meet the diverse range of abilities.
We also recognise that differentiation in class is essential to meet the diverse range of abilities within any mainstream class. The class teachers plan lessons so that able pupils are stretched while less able pupils are supported and understand the concepts taught.
All staff receive ongoing SEND training and are fully involved with identification, target setting and the assessment process for all boys. Teachers regularly adapt their teaching to meet the needs of the boys. At Wetherby Kensington we believe early identification and intervention is the key to future success. We have different levels of support which we can offer boys that might require extra help. This ranges from in class strategies, small group interventions and one to one specialist teaching.
Wetherby Kensington is proud of the learning support it provides. We treat each child as an individual and tailor the support they receive to suit their specific needs. Underpinning all our work is the desire to build a child’s confidence in believing they can achieve and succeed.
This area is also relevant to children who are on the gifted and talented programme.