What is a Learning Support Teacher?
This role is to support schools in meeting the needs of children with learning difficulties. They work in partnership with:
- statutory and voluntary agencies as appropriate
They help pupils get a high quality, inclusive education in school settings. They assist schools in developing personalised approaches to support. They also manage pupils who have learning difficulties.
What do we do?
- Support schools to become dyslexia-friendly.
- Support schools in identification and interventions for pupils with specific learning difficulties.
- Support and help to develop the role of teaching assistants.
- Advise on resources and assessments.
- Offer support for special educational needs co-ordinators.
- Work with parents and deliver parent workshops in schools.
- Deliver training negotiated with schools.
What type of support is on offer?
The learning support team is available to all schools to discuss any learning issues. Support can include:
- Observation of pupils
- One to one support
How do I get support?
If your child is experiencing learning difficulties, discuss your concerns with their school.
If there are still difficulties the school may then contact the team for advice.