Learning Support at Sompting Abbotts
At Sompting Abbotts, we aim to provide pupils with special educational needs (SEND) the greatest possible access to a broad and balanced curriculum alongside their peers. This includes pupils with statements and those for whom English is an additional language. We place a strong emphasis on overall personal development and encourage children of all abilities to apply.
For all schools, individual EHC (Education, Health and Care) plans have to be adhered to as part of a statutory obligation. In those occasional cases where it is not possible for Sompting Abbotts to fulfil the EHC plan requirements and meet an individual child's specific needs, we will explain to parents why a place may not be appropriate.
Our Learning Support Team members are experienced in supporting and teaching learners with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) including: Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, ADD, ADHD, Speech and Language Difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Condition (High Functioning).
If your child needs extra learning support, we provide either in-class help or one-to-one sessions. Mrs Cathy Camfield is the Learning Support Coordinator at Sompting Abbotts Prep School. She is qualified with an APC/TPC, DTLLS, PGCE Diploma at Level 7 in Sp. LD (Specific Learning Difficulties).
Mrs Camfield specialises in one-to-one support along with the setting of achievable and individual targets. The pupils enjoy the benefits of a specialist room known as the Sunflower Room and with her help and guidance have gone on to achieve extremely pleasing results at Common Entrance level.
For some parents, this may be a better choice than sending their special needs child to a mainstream school. Children with special needs often flourish in an independent school, where the class size is smaller and they can automatically benefit from more attention.