Academic Support

Solid academic achievement is a key focus at Clayesmore and with our dedicated Teaching & Learning Centre and experienced, passionate staff, we offer first class learning facilities for all pupils to reach their potential.

We place great importance on knowing the profile of individual pupils in order to teach to the strengths of each child, whilst working to improve and support more vulnerable areas. After specialist assessment, targets are set for lessons within the Teaching & Learning Centre and reinforced cohesively right across the school and in consultation with pupils and parents. 

Our teachers are experienced in differentiating content and style of delivery to make topics accessible to every pupil, while keeping expectations high. Even when pupils have challenges with their learning, the focus is on higher order thinking skills. Within the Teaching & Learning Centre, some pre-teaching and reinforcement of topics can take place, across the curriculum, as necessary.

Pupils with specific learning difficulties benefit from structured and incremental knowledge and skills-based teaching. “Overlearning” through games, puzzles and computer software provides an enjoyable experience. Reinforcing underlying auditory and visual skills is essential to improve attainment and is an important thread running through all learning support sessions.

The learning support teachers have extensive expertise and experience, and the department is fully and appropriately resourced. Provision for the development of speech and language, social skills, fine and gross motor skills, and assistive technology are all available within the Prep and Senior Schools. The whole school is accredited by CReSTeD.


Clayesmore Teaching and Learning Centre