Wetherby is a non–selective school. We have a community of boys who have varying skills and abilities. Some boys require additional support; we have a committed learning support team in house that consists of our SENDCO, specialist learning support teachers and speech and language therapist. We also have strong links to outside agencies and regularly consult with educational psychologists, occupational therapists, behavioural optometrists and dyslexic centres. At Wetherby we recognise that differentiation in class is essential to meet the diverse range of abilities. All staff receive ongoing SEND training and are fully involved with identification, target setting and the assessment process for all boys. Teachers regularly adapt their teaching to meet the needs of the boys. At Wetherby we believe early identification and intervention is the key to future success. We have different levels of support which we can offer boys that might require extra help. This ranges from booster groups before school, in class strategies, small group interventions and one to one specialist teaching.
Wetherby is proud of the learning support it provides. We treat each child as an individual and tailor the support they receive to suit their specific needs. Underpinning all our work is the desire to build a boy’s confidence in believing they can achieve and succeed.
This area is also relevant to children who are on the gifted and talented programme and the school has a designated leader for the gifted and talented and learning enrichment programme with the school.