The Academic 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 can accommodate students with mild learning difficulties, and are able to support children with mild forms of the following: Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalcula, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Asperger’s Syndrome. Furthermore, we can provide assistance and guidance to any pupil with learning, organisational, revision or exam difficulties and will monitor any pupils with a statement.
Wellington pupils have a range of academic 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 school.
We continuously monitor each pupil, and regular liaisons between Heads of Departments, Housemasters/mistresses, subject teachers, and the Educational Support team ensure that any pupil who requires help is quickly brought to our attention and receives the necessary help.
Pupils who require regular support often drop their second or third language, freeing timetabled periods in which they attend Academic Support lessons, where 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 organising timetabled tutorials during their study periods with our upper school study skills support tutor.
By providing a slightly less formal atmosphere in which to work, we encourage pupils to take individual responsibility with their learning. 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.