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Learning Support

About Learning Support in Rookwood Senior School

The Rookwood School Learning Support Department has the experience and expertise to reduce barriers to learning and provide personalised interventions to ensure each pupil thrives.

Inclusive and Compassionate

We welcome students of different abilities, backgrounds and aptitudes, including those with English as an additional language. Before they join, we meet and assess all of our starters to identify their individual strengths and weaknesses, enabling us to individualised learning support. The range of learning support we offer can be incredibly diverse, as it should be, to reflect the unique value of your child.

Rookwood School senior students reading in class.

Multi-layered input and Dynamic Support

We take great care to keep track of every one of our pupils as they progress through the school, preparing a dynamic and informed IEP (Individual Education Plan) if required, which are updated in consultation with the child, the parents and the teachers – our approach is very student centered. This way, we are confident that we can identify and deal with any educational needs as they arise, and carefully informed by multi-layered input.

Students and a teacher of Rookwood independent school in a science lesson running an experiment.

Smooth and informed transitions into Senior School

Rookwood School has a dedicated SEN team who ensure the coordination of new pupils arriving into the school and those who have been with us who move through into Year 7. A smooth transition is essential for any new chapter, especially when starting a new school. This process is greatly assisted by our knowledgeable SEN team, their strong relationships with the local feeder schools, who share knowledge and background information about the children arriving into Year 7. We believe this sharing of this information is a critical aspect of learning support provision to ensure new students are able to ‘hit the ground running’ when starting Senior School, able to take full advantage of a fresh start when joining Rookwood Senior School.

Rookwood School students working together in their secondary school classroom.

A Team Around Each Pupil

Our experienced team of Learning Support Assistants and specialist teachers are available to every pupil. Once a pupil’s needs have been identified we work closely with the pupil, parents and teachers to agree the most appropriate provision to support that pupil. This provision is reviewed on a regular basis.

One of the senior school classrooms of Rookwood School in Andover, Hampshire.

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A year 2 Rookwood School student studies a globe in geography class.