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Learning Support

St Peter's 13-18

Learning Support

At St Peter’s, we understand that a number of pupils may benefit from extra help with their studies. This is especially so if they have been assessed as having a specific learning need, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or dyscalculia, or if they have been diagnosed with ADHD or Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

The Head of Learning Support is a qualified SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) and the department also has a ‘specialist teacher’ who is a qualified assessor.

Support is provided at a level appropriate to the individual.  If and when required, pupils receive extra tuition from their subject teacher, or more specialist group or one-to-one help from the SENCO.

Pupils with a diagnosed learning difficulty may be eligible for an Access Arrangement, which allows for extra time, reader, or other help with internal or public examinations.  Learning Support collects evidence on behalf of the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) to support such applications.

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Jackie Stevens, Head of Learning Support
Tel: 01904 527365; Email:

We also have an English as an additional language specialist to support those pupils for whom English is not their first language and prepare them for the IELTS examination which is typically required for entry to most English universities.