All pupils at Beechwood Park are closely monitored for signs that they may require some specialist support, according to their individual needs.
This monitoring begins as soon as they arrive in the School. An internal assessment is carried out if a clearer picture of strengths and weaknesses is required. The Learning Support Department liaises with all teaching staff to help ensure that potential difficulties are identified early.
Parents are kept informed of any concerns and, if intervention is required, targets will be set and reviewed twice per academic year. Learning Support may be given in-class or at a group or individual level. It will continue until Learning Support teachers decide that the child has gained sufficient skills for intervention to cease and, at that point, his or her needs, will continue to be met in the classroom.
Parents will be advised if an assessment by an educational psychologist or other specialist is recommended. Routine Learning Support is provided at no extra cost to parents.
Pupils with SEND and EAL make excellent overall progress, as seen in their improved reading and spelling skills, because of highly effective support. ISI Inspection Report 2013