Learning Support

The Learning Support Department is an integral part of Sevenoaks Prep and fully embraces the School’s “Way of Life”. We pride ourselves in the knowledge that we know every child as individuals and support them to unlock their potential. Every child has a unique profile of learning strengths and weaknesses, and we design a tailored individual programme of support for those who need it – alongside boosting their self-esteem.

The department works in close conjunction with subject, form and class teachers across the whole school to ensure that support is targeted effectively and a positive partnership with parents is actively encouraged.

The well-resourced department is located in the heart of the School and we have a team of experienced, qualified and dedicated specialists who offer a range of support, including the following:

  • accommodation or adjustments within the classroom
  • help within class with teaching assistants and specialist teachers
  • a variety of literacy and numeracy booster groups led by teaching assistants or specialist teachers
  • one-to-one tuition from specialist learning support teachers
  • support for pupils with English as an additional language

We are also fortunate to have access to occupational and speech and language therapists, counsellors and educational psychologists should this support be necessary.

Our primary aim in the Learning Support Department is to promote a love of learning, the belief to achieve and prepare each child for life beyond The Prep.

Helen Shere, Esther Ford, Caroline Mansfield, Lindsey Morris

‘Thank you for all your faith in me. You have made me believe in myself and without your support, I would never have got this far.’ Year 6 pupil

‘I have no clue how I could have done so well without your support. I never thought I would ever get to the position of actually being happy with my CE results and I am so thankful.’ Former pupil