We can test students and if they qualify for exam access arrangements, target the specific areas of weakness that has led to the concession. Information which summarises strengths and weaknesses, defines problems and offers specific strategies and targets, is shared with academic and pastoral staff.
- Clare MosesBA (Open), MA (Edin)
Clare Moses has been part of the Learning Support Department at Ampleforth since 2013 and before that taught English, Theatre Studies and Christian Living within the College. She was part of the House Team which set up St Bede’s as a girls’ house and was Matron there for 3 years before becoming a Housemaster’s wife in St John’s. After 10 years on one side of the valley Clare is now largely based in St Martin’s Ampleforth where she teaches Learning Support and is a part of the boarding staff. Though she is delighted to be so involved with the smaller students at Ampleforth, she still enjoys using skills learnt during her English and Philosophy degree at Edinburgh to support A Level candidates at the College.
- Dianne BrownMA MPhil PGCE Dip SpLD MBACP
Dianne is a Dyslexia Specialist who joined the Learning Support Department at Ampleforth and St Martin’s in January 2017. As a primary and secondary teacher she has taught and supported pupils with a wide range of Educational Need in various settings and establishments. She builds strong and positive working relationships with individual pupils and subject staff to enable her pupils to achieve success. Dianne focusses specifically on improving students’ literacy and learning skills in order for each pupil to access the curriculum to his or her fullest capacity. She is passionate about supporting and inspiring her pupils to become lifelong learners. Dianne originally studied languages and has an MPhil in German literature and philosophy. Dianne holds registered qualifications in counselling and psychotherapy, and yoga.