Ampleforth College offers support for students with specific learning difficulties, including those with an EHC plan and those with occasional problems with learning. This includes individual extra teaching to supplement work done in main subject classes.
We support students within the curriculum by a combination of individual tuition, general academic counselling and the teaching of study-skills for specific problems. Students are normally seen individually, and in supervised study time rather than by withdrawal from other classes. Specific literacy problems are identified, then tackled using a structured, individualised approach. Prep Club is run by specialist teachers and provides supported prep to students needing subject assistance. Computer programmes and multi-sensory methods support keyboard skills, literacy and learning strategies.
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.
The Department's rooms are available daily as a calm, supportive and welcoming environment for quiet study, and particularly for prep sessions each evening where help and advice is readily available.