Extension & Learning Support

Extension

We identify girls that are gifted and talented who perform consistently above and beyond what is expected of their age group.  Such girls may be given extension sessions and activities in small groups in order to encourage them to develop their talents and enthusiasm. Teaching staff are supported in planning and providing extension activities within lessons across the curriculum.

Learning Support

Our Learning Support coordinator 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 Learning Support coordinator 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Girls’ language development is nurtured and monitored by form tutors and occasionally, where appropriate, pupils may be withdrawn for individual or group lessons to enhance their development of English.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