Independent Co-Educational Day School
Boys and girls who are happy at school are far more likely to do well. Therefore, we attach so much importance to their pastoral care. We care that your son or daughter is happy and for most of the time things will go really well. Pupils build good relationships with their peers and teachers and thrive at Leehurst Swan. Our pupils develop into confident, independent young people who share our values of respect and care for the individual and awareness of the needs of others. The school encourages involvement in community service and the pupils participate in various fund-raising activities to help others less fortunate than themselves.
Learning support is driven by the needs, learning styles and interests of each child.
A variety of techniques and strategies are used to tailor make individualised learning programmes. As well as specialist 1:1 lessons, our learning support department provides a range of ‘booster groups’ which focus on areas such as spelling, coordination, language, social skills and maths. A daily ‘drop-in’ is held each morning, which is open to all children for support as needed. Consistent liaison between the learning support staff, class and subject teachers helps all staff understand children’s needs. This enables teachers to differentiate their lessons and help children get the most out of their learning. Progress is monitored carefully to help ensure that pupils who receive learning support make accelerated progress.
The department is proud of its positive relationships with parents. Regular workshops are held for parents, focussing on supporting children at home in areas such as dyslexia, maths and revision.
If you would like to find out more about learning support at Leehurst Swan, please contact us.
Our learning support area has a room called The Hub, which is a place of peace and tranquility. It is a dedicated chill-out area set aside to give pupils some time out when they need it. The Hub was a vision of the late Stuart Morgan-Nash, who felt passionately that our learning support department should have the space that it deserves to allow them to enhance the essential and great work that they do with our pupils.
In keeping with the aims of Leehurst Swan, every pupil should be educated to fulfill his or her academic, sporting and creative potential to the greatest extent possible. We seek to identify the most able pupils who are usually in the top 5 to 10% of the cohort.
We strive to provide opportunities for pupils who are most able in their academic, sporting and creative studies, enabling them to widen and deepen their knowledge, understanding, skills and interests. We keep a register of these pupils, which is shared with all teaching staff, and there are a range of initiatives in existence for these pupils to be supported and challenged, within and outside of the classroom.