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Learning support

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:

  • schools
  • pupils
  • parents/carers
  • 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: 

  • Consultancy
  • 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.

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