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Additional Learning Needs (ALN)


dyslexia1We have a team of highly qualified and experienced teachers who specialise in working with people with dyslexia.

We offer structured, cumulative, multi-sensory learning programmes for literacy and numeracy. We use a wide range of resources, including assistive technology. Students with dyslexia doing GCSE and A level courses may benefit from tuition in study skills, either combined with literacy, or as a stand-alone course.

All students work on their own individually designed programme designed to meet their specific needs

Progress is monitored using objective standardised tests

SMART targets are set and reviewed regularly

Students are usually taught in a ‘duo’ — two students have lessons at the same time, but each follows their own individual programme. This allows students to have the best of both worlds: plenty of 1:1 interaction with their teacher, while also developing some independence in their learning.

The cost of duo lessons is £35 for one hour. You will be invoiced after the first lesson and fees are then payable for the term. Payment by Direct Debit can be arranged.

We can also offer a range of assessments:
•  Screening
•  Skills profile
•  Teacher’s Diagnostic Assessment
•  Psychologist’s assessment
•  Assessment for Exam Access Arrangements

The Welsh Government has adopted the phrase ‘More Able and Talented’ to describe pupils who “require opportunities for enrichment and extension that go beyond those provided for the general cohort of pupils…the term ‘more able and talented’ encompasses pupils who are more able across the curriculum as well as those who show talent in one or more specific areas and strengths in leadership, team working and entrepreneurial skills.” (WG, Meeting the Challenge, 2007)

Every pupil is considered for inclusion on the school’s More Able & Talented (MAT) register and in line with the recommendation of the Welsh Government, approximately 20% of each year group have been identified as More Able & Talented.