The Learning Support Department is committed to helping all students become independent and confident lifelong learners. We offer support and expertise to any student who may need help with their learning, in close partnership with teachers, parents, tutors and boarding house staff to provide all-round support.

Working with students to identify their strengths and individual learning styles, we help them to develop strategies to maximise success and minimise barriers to learning. We enable students to take risks with their learning in order to develop an understanding of how they learn.

Learning Support is a calm and nurturing environment, enabling students to work individually with the LS team on hand to support when necessary. We offer study skills help to a wide range of students as and when they need it, and we advise staff about learning difficulties and the best strategies to employ in supporting the students in their classroom through differentiation. The department tracks students’ progress and varies the support they receive accordingly, liaising with teaching and pastoral staff to identify difficulties so that we can provide the right level of support.

At King’s Ely, we support students with a range of mild learning difficulties, including dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD and some ASD profiles.