The Stella Maris Centre provides differentiated learning programmes for all our students with mild to moderate learning differences. In practice, this means that we offer three stages of support, tailored to each child according to need.
Some students have specific periods on their timetable for completing tasks and homework in other subjects. These periods are supervised in the Stella Maris Centre where they are supported in the tasks set by their subject teachers, or where they follow their own bespoke literacy or numeracy programmes.
Some students may attend 1:1 or small group sessions in the Stella Maris Centre for more structured support. Study skills, essay writing techniques, extra maths practice and SEMH support are all supported according to need.
Some students require extra input from specialist teachers and they receive third stage support from our qualified staff in the Stella Maris Centre. These specialist teachers offer targeted, monitored intervention programmes to support, develop and extend each child’s learning.
We assess all students referred to the Stella Maris Centre in order to determine how much support each child needs. This assessment identifies a student’s strengths, knowledge gaps, or specific learning differences and a recommendation for relevant support or interventions is made.