Learning Support

The Learning Support Department consists of: the Head of Learning Support, two part-time Specialist Learning Support Teachers, a part-time Learning Support Administration Assistant, a Learning Support Assistant and a part-time Modern Languages teacher who offers additional Languages support.

The teaching area in the Alexander Centre is welcoming, bright and well-resourced.

We aim to support the needs of boys who are able to access an academic curriculum, but who may need extra help to fulfil their potential. We can assist pupils in various ways:

  • Before school touch-typing courses
  • Specialist Literacy lessons
  • Handwriting advice
  • Lunchtime workshops on: study skills, revision, exam techniques, time management and organisation
  • Individual mentoring sessions to support boys with their additional educational need

At Hampton we have experience in assisting pupils with a range of additional needs including: specific learning difficulty (SpLD), dyslexia, dyspraxia / developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD), Asperger Syndrome, autism or pervasive developmental disorder, anxiety disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD) and visual, hearing or physical impairments.

Provision for boys for whom English is an additional language (EAL) is also available.

We identify boys who may have a discrepancy between their ability and their attainment. Initially, we gather teacher feedback and meet the boy to assess what help the Department may be able to offer. In some cases we recommend that a diagnostic screening assessment is carried out to identify any underlying learning difficulties and what appropriate action should be taken.

For information about access arrangements for prospective pupils with a disability or learning difficulty preparing for the 10+, 11+ or 13+ entry assessments, please see the Admissions Policy.

We conduct our admissions on a fair and non-discriminatory basis, and we follow the JCQ criteria for exams.