d’Overbroeck’s is an academically selective school; however, we are happy to offer places to children who require learning support, provided they meet our wider academic criteria and we have the facilities and expertise to offer them a suitable level of support.
The most important help we can give students is to remove barriers to learning: to work with them to find ways to overcome the practical difficulties that prevent them from fulfilling their potential. This builds students’ self-esteem and gives them increasing confidence in their abilities.
We provide the following for all students receiving learning support in Years 7-11:
- An Individual Education Plan (IEP): which details the kind of support that the student needs; we review the plans every term, carefully monitoring students’ needs and progress.
- Representations to exam boards: where students need special exam arrangements, we are happy to make representations on their behalf, supported by a report from an Educational Psychologist.
- Experienced teaching: although some students benefit from one-to-one sessions, many find that their needs are met by the individual attention they receive in our small classes. Our teachers are highly skilled at meeting a range of different needs in the classroom, from difficulties with some aspects of learning to particular talents that need to be encouraged.