Learning Support

The Learning Support Department at Hunter Hall School, gives extra help to those children who find difficulty with learning in any respect. 

Our trained and specialist staff provide support either with extra help in the classroom, by small group withdrawal or on an individual basis.

Support is available to children who have dyslexia/dyscalculia or other recognised learning difficulty, to those who simply lack confidence or have gaps in some area of their learning.  This support is seen in a very positive manner by both staff and children and enables pupils to succeed and build their confidence at their own level.

Learning support staff work closely with class teachers to ensure that teachers are aware of the specific needs of every individual and make provision for them within lessons. Where necessary the Learning Support Department will liaise with external agencies, such as educational psychologists or speech therapists to access further expertise and ensure that support is appropriate for the child’s needs.

Hunter Hall School takes into account the Code of Practice for SEN and as such values the views of the child and fully acknowledges the invaluable role that parents play in supporting their child’s education.

We recognise, of course, that this is not an end to the development of the school in this area: whilst we do not seek to become a specialist school, we are aware that dyslexia-friendly teaching is of benefit to all the pupils in the school.  All staff at Hunter Hall school are utterly committed to continuing to develop the education that we offer to the children here.

Further information can be obtained from the following link localoffer.cumbria.gov.uk

Support for parents and carers of children and young people with SEND through Cumbria Send, Information, Advice Support Service (SENDIASS).

If you are interested in learning more about dyslexia and other learning difficulties, the following links may be useful:

British Dyslexia Association

Dyslexia SpLD Trust

Dyspraxia Foundation

National Autistic Society