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Individual attention for children requiring SEN support

Lime House is a non-selective school, committed to supporting every child to achieve their full potential, both academically and personally. Parents should not be discouraged from approaching us if their child has special educational needs and we will judge each case on an individual basis. We are extremely proud of the progress made by all our pupils, whatever their starting point and greatly value our warm and inclusive community within which every child can learn and thrive whether headed for Oxbridge or requiring significant learning support.

Our learning support team is led by Mrs Diane Rice who has many years’ experience of teaching young people with a wide range of learning needs. Lime House is an accredited CReSTeD school, with particular expertise in teaching children with dyslexia.

Our specialist staff are trained to identify, assess and implement Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for children requiring learning support. They work closely with all teaching staff who, through in-house training, are also able to support these pupils.

Levels of support vary and may involve one-to-one or small group work. On occasion, classroom support provides an alternative strategy. IEPs are reviewed regularly and the outcomes conveyed to parents who are always consulted in any forward planning.

Special consideration in examinations is requested for most dyslexic children to ensure that they are not at a disadvantage. This might include all or any of the following:

  1. Helpers (teachers) authorised to provide additional assistance with coursework assessed tasks
  2. Additional time for written examinations (up to 25%),
  3. Readers to assist with verbal communication in examinations,
  4. An amanuensis who can not only read the question but act as a scribe for written answers
  5. Consideration in the marking of examination scripts.

The passage of dyslexic pupils to higher education, including university, is testament to the success of what is an effective and efficient Learning Support Unit.