Learning Support

Whilst Bancroft’s is a selective school, every pupil has their own individual needs. We recognise that, on occasions, individual pupils might need learning support for part or in all of their school work. We are committed to providing equal access for all our pupils to the school's broad and balanced curriculum to which they are entitled.

Our Learning Support Team works to ensure that all students with a special educational need and/or disability (SEND) are identified and supported in school. We endeavour to make sure that there is appropriate support for teachers to meet the learning needs of all pupils. In addition, we provide resources and support for pupils with temporary or long-term specific educational needs and/or disabilities.

We are committed to ensuring that all pupils achieve their potential, and aim to identify and support pupils where there is an established learning difference, particularly if this inhibits their access to the curriculum or undermines their efforts to fulfil their potential. As a selective, academic school we are aware that a pupil may have a learning profile where discrepancies between skills, for instance between verbal and performance abilities, can affect their learning confidence, organisation and achievement.

Pupils have a SEND and require special educational provision if they:

  • Have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of pupils of the same age: or
  • Have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind generally provided for the pupils of the same age. Such disabilities could be of an academic, emotional, behavioural or physical nature.

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