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Learning Support

Building Confidence and Success for all our children

Duncombe's Learning Support Department provides a secure and stimulating environment for children with additional needs, helping them learn more effectively through tailored support.

Our regular liaison between learning support staff, class teachers, and parents ensures early identification of difficulties and personalized extra support. This may include Literacy, Mathematics, listening, memory, language or communication skills, with structured, multi-sensory specialist teaching sessions on an individual or small group basis.

Providing specialist support

Some pupils have an Individual Education Plan with personalised targets, while others receive in-class support from specialist teachers or learning support assistants.

Our experienced specialist teachers and learning support assistants work closely with parents to ensure the best outcomes for each child. In some cases, additional expertise may be required from speech and language therapists, occupational therapists or educational psychologists, with whom we have close links. We value our partnership with parents and operate an open-door policy to discuss progress, provide advice, and celebrate achievements.

Our aim is to personalise learning for children with additional needs, develop their confidence and provide a support network for parents and staff enabling every pupil to realise their potential while they are here.

– Head of Learning Support (SENco)

Meet our extended team

Kerry Harris, Therapeutic Counsellor, MBACP

Hi, I’m Kerry and I am a qualified person-centred counsellor. I am also a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and can competently work with both adults and children in a therapeutic space.

I offer a safe therapeutic space for children to talk openly, so that they feel enabled to explore their feelings. The space is a reflective opportunity for children to ponder their own way of being and any emotional hurdles they are trying to navigate whilst on their learning journey.

I like to encourage children to be curious about the world we live in and promote being the best version of themselves while constantly changing and growing.

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Discover a Duncombe education and how we nurture our children's minds through an inspiring educational journey.

Duncombe School

Admissions Enquiries: 01992 414109

General Enquiries: 01992 414100