The prevalence and
complexity of learning difficulties in secondary education has only recently
received the proper attention that it has long been due. Charged with this new
understanding, we are able to offer unprecedented levels of educational support
to a range of pupils who suffer a diversity of learning difficulties.
Support team at Wellington are committed to ensuring that all of our students
fulfil their full potential. We aim to facilitate independent learning through
our department policy – to teach is to learn. In this way we aim to establish
our pupils as active, compassionate and lifelong learners.
We welcome students
with mild learning difficulties, and specialize in helping children with
Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalcula, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention
Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorter (ADHD) and mild Asperger’s Syndrome. Furthermore,
we can provide assistance and guidance to any pupil with learning,
organisational, revision or exam difficulties.
have a range of educational support options available to them. Those who
require the most support will work regularly in the department with our experienced
team of ES and subject specialists. When necessary, we offer additional support
in the classroom, as well as in small groups in certain departments around the
At Wellington, we
offer continuous monitoring of each pupil, and regular liaisons between Heads
of Departments, Housemasters, subject teachers, and the SEN team ensure that
any pupil who requires support is quickly brought to our attention and receives
the necessary help. Each department has an SEN policy, and a liaison teacher
with the specific responsibility of communicating between department and
require regular support often opt to drop their second or third language,
freeing timetabled periods in which they are required to attend ES. Here, they
can work on study skills, coursework, assignments or revision whilst under the close
supervision of our team. Those in the Upper School have the option of
independently organizing timetabled tutorials during their study periods.
By providing a
relaxed and informal atmosphere in which to focus on work, we encourage pupils
to take individual responsibility with their learning. Tea and coffee are
available to pupils, as is a vast collection of reference materials and subject
textbooks, which comprehensively cover every topic taught at Wellington. In
addition, we are committed to working closely with the aid of ever-improving advancements
in technological support available to pupils, and can offer a vast range of
cutting edge technology to any student who requires it.
The ES department
at Wellington is dedicated to providing an unparalleled network of educational
support for every one of our pupils, at every stage of their learning.
Read our latest SEN report.
What services do ES offer?
with prep schools
consultations – parental meetings on Saturday afternoons or other times by arrangement
service to initially look for evidence of learning difficulties
of a full Educational Psychologist’s Assessment
with subject teachers, housemasters, academic tutors and parents
with specific subject target setting
help from other teachers/workshops
work groups in named subjects, teaching study skills to prepare for exams
The Head of
Educational Support can provide references and help support pupils in the
preparation for their applications to university