Learning Development

The Learning Development Department supports students who have specific learning difficulties and the staff team includes qualified teachers specialising in dyslexia and dyscalculia. At Key Stage 3, students are withdrawn from one of their curriculum subjects so they can attend literacy/numeracy lessons tailored specifically to their needs. Classes are small, so students can be assured of receiving individual attention. In addition, students will often have the benefit of in-class support from New Hall’s highly experienced team of learning support assistants.

At Key Stage 4, students can still access help to improve their literacy/numeracy skills. However, the emphasis is on supporting their studies generally, so sessions will include mentoring advice on organisational and study skills, as well as help with any specific subject areas the students find difficult.

Students in Key Stage 5 can continue to access study skills support and mentoring at weekly drop-in sessions provided by a Specialist Teacher.

Acting Head of Learning Development: Mrs V Minihane [email protected]