Cognition and Learning

  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) - dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia


  • We support access to the curriculum and to develop the skills for independent learning e.g. through changes to classroom environments, use of IT, support staff, specific interventions etc.
  • We use a wide range of resources to promote multi-sensory, practical, creative and independent learning.
  • Staff seek specialists advice and the expertise from SENTASS (Special Educational Needs Teaching and Support Service)  to ensure the needs of children are clearly identified.
  • Additional processing/thinking time for responding to questions, completing tasks, sharing ideas.
  • We assess pupils for access arrangements for SATs testing and provide appropriate arrangements.
  • Differentiated curriculum and resources to enable pupils to make progress.
  • Along with first quality teaching and interventions we also use IT based programmes used to reduce barriers to learning where possible e.g. R.M Maths
  • Small group differentiated daily phonics teaching for Reception, Key Stage 1 and some key Stage 2 pupils at their level of phonic acquisition.
  • Small group or 1:1 targeted intervention programmes are delivered to pupils to improve reading, writing and maths skills.
  • Strategies and resources to support dyslexic pupils eg. coloured overlays for reading, word banks to support spelling of key words.
  • Provision of table top resources to promote independence and ensure that learning is multi-sensory and practical.
Updated September 2019