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 Special Educational Needs and some may have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) .
  • 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 (including our Lexonik reading programme) comprehension, spelling and numeracy
  • Support from external agencies
  • 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
  • Support from external agencies
  • Appropriate testing for students with literacy difficulties to review and plan
  • Subject-specialist Teaching Assistants in key subjects to provide on-going support
  • Exam Access Arrangements
  • Post 16 Transition support