Learning Literacy

My child has difficulties with learning and literacy

This can include:

  • Reading and spelling
  • Learning new information and concepts
  • Working with numbers
  • Working memory
  • Concentration
  • Students may have conditions such as Specific Learning Difficulties, dyslexia, general learning difficulties, AD(H)D, Fragile X, Down Syndrome.
  • Students may present with difficulties that do not have a specific title.

What can Droylsden offer?

All students at Droylsden Academy can access

  • Quality First teaching with appropriate differentiation.
  • Visual aids to support key vocabulary, concepts and themes
  • Access to homework support clubs
  • Access to assessment for identification of significant needs
  • Dedicated and caring staff who value all students regardless of ability.

Support for targeted groups of students may include:

  • Small group lessons  that focus on a range of needs such as literacy, comprehension, spelling and Numeracy
  • Year 7 SEMH group - High Flyers
  • Where needed, help from an external agency
  • Teaching Assistant support in some lessons
  • Targeted lunch time clubs for vulnerable students.

Targeted individual support many include:

  • Targeted, specific intervention led by a specialist teacher or higher level Teaching Assistant
  • Where needed, help from an external agency
  • Appropriate testing for students with literacy difficulties to review and plan
  • Subject-specialist Teaching Assistants in key subjects to provide on-going support
  • External agency advice where needed
  • Exam Access Arrangements
  • Post 16 Transition support.

Droylsden Academy
Manor Road, Droylsden,
Manchester M43 6QD
T: 0161 301 7600
F: 0161 301 7601
E: info@droylsdenacademy.com