Learning Support Department

Learning Support at all levels

Our vision is underpinned by the recognition that every child is unique and we respond to this with a personalised approach for every student.  The Learning Support Department supports students with specific learning difficulties or differences, as well as Gifted and Talented learners, to develop the skills required to become independent, confident learners within the school environment.  To achieve this, we have a permanent staff of specialist learning support teachers in Maths, English, English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Focus training.

All students are screened on entry to the school and are monitored throughout their time at Hillcrest to ensure that no one goes without help if it is needed.  Those who are identified as needing specialist help are referred to an Educational Psychologist for a full assessment of their learning styles and any difficulties.