The Additional Learning Needs department’s role is to cater for pupils from Year 7 through to Sixth Form who have a specific learning disability or difficulty or who require specialist assistance.
Rydal Penrhos is committed to providing an appropriate and high-quality education to all of its pupils. We believe that all children, including those who are identified as having additional learning needs have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum, which is accessible to all of them, and to be fully included in all aspects of school life.
If a literacy or numeracy need has been identified prior to joining, or during their school life, pupils are offered support in consultation with parents. All lessons are taught by specialist teachers who create and deliver individualized educational programmes through a multi-sensory, cumulative approach.
Decisions regarding the allocation and timing of Learning Support lessons, are based on a number of factors, which include the needs of the individual student, the wishes of the parent and student, as well as the views of the relevant Head of Department and subject teacher.