Learning support

The school is committed to educating all pupils who are able to take up a place at the School and to offering all pupils a balanced and stimulating curriculum which is accessible to all, whatever their profile and needs.  We aim to treat each girl as an individual with her own talents, strengths, aptitudes and preferences and we encourage teachers to employ a variety of teaching methods and approaches in order to support the needs of all.  It is understood that relatively low current attainment indicates a need for differentiation in the short-term but does not entail low, long-term expectations.

The aim of Learning Support at Monmouth School for Girls is to help girls progress and achieve their potential.  The level of support is carefully administered from Year 7 to Year 13 and may be increased, reduced or stopped according to progress made. The key to effective support is regular testing, careful monitoring and open communication between girls, staff and parents at all times.

A comprehensive and rigorous monitoring system enables us to identify pupils who need extra support, be that temporary or for a longer period of time. Such needs might include:

  • Organisational problems
  • Study skills problems
  • Spelling difficulties
  • Sensory and physical needs
  • Mild, specific, learning difficulties (such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia)
  • Mild Asperger syndrome or mild autism spectrum disorders

There is a variety of people who step in to help pupils who are identified as needing support and programmes are tailor-made to meet the individual pupil’s needs. At GCSE and A level, where appropriate, we make access arrangements for public examinations.