Learning Development is an integral part of Queen Anne’s School. Our aim is to enable each girl to learn in a way that suits her individual style, and to promote those skills for learning that will underpin consistent progress across the subject range for the wider school community.

Girl smiling at deskThe department aims to encourage every student to grow in confidence by recognising her unique strengths and to assist her in identifying useful strategies which she can transfer into her own learning; thus students are enabled to flourish in the classroom and beyond.

As early identification is key, parents are requested to disclose the nature of any specific learning difficulties in advance of an application. The department can support pupils with a range of specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, mild speech and language and semantic-pragmatic language disorders, low-level attention deficit (hyperactive) disorder, as well as those in need of skills development.

The Learning Development team consists of well qualified and experienced specialist teachers who aim to:

  • Give children access to a broad and balanced curriculum by removing barriers to learning.
  • Involve all members of staff in caring for the special/individual needs of students.
  • Assess the needs of all students on entry into Queen Anne’s and to monitor these needs accordingly.
  • Organise appropriate support in the classroom or additional one-to-one teaching on a long-term or short-term basis.
  • Design and implement strategies for meeting student’s individual needs, consulting with student’s parent/guardians, subject teachers, pastoral staff and outside agencies.
  • Ensure that students eligible for access arrangements receive them at GCSE/A-level.