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 the peers and teachers and thrive at Leehurst Swan. Our pupils develop into confident, independent young people who share our Christian 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 the child.
A variety of techniques and strategies are used to tailor make individualised learning programmes. As well as specialist 1:1 lessons, the 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 department 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 Mrs Kate Fergusson (Head of Learning Support). Visitors to the department are warmly welcomed. Learning support (What we offer)
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.