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We have a specialist teaching unit for KS2 pupils (Intensive Learning Unit). We can also offer specialised peripatetic teaching for school pupils at any age.

Intensive Learning Unit (ILU)

The ILU is a KS2 teaching unit based at St. James’s CE Primary School which can accommodate 16 pupils (4 groups of 4 pupils). Pupils attend on a part-time basis, one morning and one afternoon each week. Pupils are generally at Special Educational Needs Support (SENS) level of the SENDCOP (2015) and are recognized by Specialist Teachers within the Learning Support Service as having a high probability of Specific Learning Difficulties/Dyslexia rather than general learning difficulties.

Please read the ILU Policy for detailed information about the operation of this service or download the ILU Brochure for a brief summary.

Peripatetic Teaching

We offer specialised peripatetic teaching for primary, secondary and sixth form age pupils with specific and moderate learning difficulties and for pupils who need additional support.An individualised teaching programme is designed based on information collected through assessment. Pupils can be taught individually or in a small group of up to 4 pupils. This is usually on a weekly or fortnightly basis for one hour which includes 15 minutes liaison with staff. We offer a range of subjects including:

  • Literacy skills – High Frequency Words, Phonics, spelling, reading accuracy
  • Reading comprehension, including an inference programme
  • Years 5 and 6 ten point reading comprehension SATs programme
  • Specific spelling programmes
  • Maths teaching

Peripatetic teaching is extremely successful and pupils can make excellent progress in all areas. Any other teaching can be accommodated.