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My child has difficulties with learning, literacy or numeracy

This can include:

  • Reading and spelling.
  • Learning new information and concepts.
  • Working with numbers.
  • Working memory.
  • Concentration.
  • Students may have conditions such as Specific Learning Difficulties, dyslexia, general learning difficulties, AD(H)D, Fragile X, Down Syndrome.
  • Students may present with difficulties that do not have a specific title.


What does North Gosforth Academy offer?

All of our students have access to:

  • Quality First teaching with appropriate differentiation (including best SEN practice).

  • Visual aids to support key vocabulary, concepts and themes.
  • ICT is used to reduce barriers to learning where possible
  • Access to homework support clubs
  • Access to assessment for identification of significant needs.
  • Dedicated and caring staff who value all students regardless of ability.


Support for students may include:

  • Blocks of 1:1 small group lessons that focus on a range of needs such as literacy, comprehension and spelling in the Learning Centre.
  • Where needed, help from an external agency (e.g. Educational Psychologist).
  • Teaching Assistant support in some lessons.

Targeted individual support may include:

  • On-going tailor made 1:1 tuition in the Learning Support Department, led by a suitably qualified member of staff
  • Where needed, help from an external agency (e.g. Educational Psychologist).
  • Termly testing for students with literacy difficulties to review and plan.
  • External agency advice where needed.
  • Exam Access Arrangements.
  • Post 16 Transition support.