Extension and Learning Support

As a non-selective school, we pride ourselves on the importance of providing an education that enables every child to make progress. We have a robust assessment monitoring system which allows us to track attainment in a number of areas and adjust our provision accordingly.

We naturally differentiate for all pupils but offer smaller intervention groups for support in specific areas of the curriculum or 1:1 lessons to support and extend as necessary.

Extension

We identify girls who perform consistently above and beyond what is expected of their age group.  At Sarum Hall, all teachers are responsible for ensuring that girls who have been identified as able, gifted and talented are challenged appropriately in their lessons.

Occasionally, where considered appropriate, girls may be withdrawn and taught separately either individually or in small groups.  A broad range of extra-curricular activities, both of an academic and non-academic nature, are offered to children to further extend their learning.

Learning Support

Our Head of Learning Support supports girls according to their particular needs, liaising closely with their teachers to identify what is needed and the best collective way of addressing this. Support may take the form of one-to-one help, working in a small group, or within class through appropriate differentiation. Support may be provided in our dedicated Learning Support room or within a classroom setting.

We strive to work in partnership with parents so they are able to fully support their daughter’s learning. Our Head of Learning Support is in regular contact with the families of all the girls she works with to ensure they fulfil their potential.

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Girls arrive at Sarum Hall with a diverse range of cultural backgrounds and for some English is an additional language. Girls’ language development is nurtured and monitored by form tutors and occasionally, where appropriate, pupils may be withdrawn for individual or group lessons to enhance their development of English.

“My child says her teacher is excellent because she makes sure everyone understands, even the girls who are generally slower to catch on. This also gives the fast learners another angle to view it from and grasp things even more firmly.”

Sarum Hall parent

“Why did we choose Sarum Hall? Its reputation and our observations on the school’s value system and pastoral care, and how they raise the girls in addition to educating them. Also their commitment to music, the arts and extra-curricular activities.”

Sarum Hall parent

“I think she is being extremely well taught in a very nurturing environment.”

 

Sarum Hall parent

“My daughter is happy and enjoys her school experience immensely. She often surprises us with the breadth of her knowledge.”

Sarum Hall parent

WHERE NEXT?

Covid-19 Curriculum

We have transferred our usual educational provision into a Remote Learning Programme which maintains the curriculum input for pupils from Reception up to Year 6. The programme replicates our days in school with live lessons delivered for all subjects. Our programme can be accessed via the Sarum Hall Remote Learning Portal. The school will remain open for the Nursery class and Key Worker children until Monday 8th March, when we welcome back pupils in all year groups.

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