Leehurst Swan School

Salisbury

Independent Co-Educational Day School

Tel: 01722 333094

Pastoral

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.

“The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent. Pupils of all ages make excellent progress, including children with learning needs and the more able. The pupils’ attitudes to learning are excellent, contributing strongly to their success and enjoyment in all areas of the school" - ISI 2017

 

Learning Support

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. We run a daily ‘drop-in’ at breaktimes and a number of lunchtime activities (including board games, chess and loom bands) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 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.

If you would like to find out more about learning support at Leehurst Swan, please contact us.

Learning support (What we offer)

  

Gifted and Talented

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.