At Windlesham our Learning Development Department’s role is to enable the children to be confident, independent and self-aware; ensuring they reach their potential. We ensure through our work that all children have the right to a broad and balanced education at Windlesham and have access to the extra support and learning techniques that our department provides.
Our team of specialists offer individualised learning programs that address specific learning needs. Children may have specific difficulties in acquiring skills and the team works to support each child so that they attain the skills sets needed to do well at Common Entrance and beyond. We help to build study skills designed to foster positive and constructive attitudes towards learning.
The Learning Development Department works to not only boost the child’s self-esteem and self-confidence but to also capitalise on and increase the child’s strengths, as well as building areas where specific needs have been highlighted such as developing working memory skills.
We have visiting specialist therapists, for example, speech and language therapy and we have close contact with other educational and health-related professionals if more information, guidance and support is needed.
We have a well-resourced department who are actively involved in the Windlesham community. Our team works closely with each child’s subject teachers and pastoral staff to ensure that the learning experiences are maximised throughout all aspects of school life.
We love to see the children develop into confident people who understand their areas of difficulty and know how to develop strategies to compensate for and overcome certain weaknesses.
Louise Birchall, Head of Learning Development
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