Differentiation is the process by which differences between learners are accommodated so that all students in a group have the best possible chance of learning.
Differentiation is more effective when it:
Gives students an experience of success.
Allows students to raise their expectations.
Provides people with tasks which are matched to their experience and ability in the subject.
Enables students to move towards independent learning.
Is pitched at or very slightly above the students' abilities.
Parents - Working together
Communication is a key part of successful intervention. It is vital that we use integrated working to be able to achieve the best possible support for the child, young person and the family. Therefore, Close links are maintained with all relevant outside agencies when necessary. E.g. School Psychologists, School Doctor, Educational Welfare Officer and the Connexions' Service. Department staff (usually a student's key worker) will, whenever possible, attend outside agency reviews as well as call reviews in school.
Where can your child get help?
In THE HUB during tutorial or assembly.
In THE HUB all lunchtime or after school.
In their lessons.
When might your child need help?
When they have been away from school and are really behind with work.
When they can't do their homework.
When you are tearing your hair out! We can do something about it!
Do you think your child has learning difficulties?
Talk to your child and look at their books.
Talk to your child's form tutor - they could do a check with all the staff teaching your child.
Talk to the Inclusion staff.
Try not to worry, remember a lot of students experience difficulties at some stage
A lot of children try to avoid homework at some stage. This is normal!
Remember not every child who can't spell is dyslexic.
How can you help your child?
Check their journal every night.
Help and support them with their homework.
Help them to pack their bag and be organised for the next day.
Contact school if you think they are getting too little or too much homework.
Encourage them to use Learning Support or Hub at lunchtime or after school.