Stretch and Support
At St. Piran's, our teachers prioritise the development of each individual student and cater to their unique needs. We understand that children learn at different rates, some requiring further challenges while others need extra assistance. As a school, we utilise various methods to assess where each student is on their learning journey, and we have established structures to ensure that they exceed their own expectations. Our stretch program, Blaze, and our support program, Tutor Point, provide the necessary support and guidance for students to grasp new ideas and concepts, thus enabling them to have a deeper understanding of their subjects. Additionally, we equip them with strategies, tools, and techniques that they can utilise in the classroom and self-learning.
All children in the school are offered stretch in each element of the curriculum. The Blaze programme offers challenges beyond the classroom, sports pitch or music suite. The programme challenges the more able to develop greater depth in terms of competitions, visits etc.
This support is provided by an experienced, fully qualified team who work with our teachers to devise strategies for use in the classroom. Should a child require more specific intervention, we offer individual or group lessons in literacy, numeracy and study skills. A trained school's Pastoral Team member works with children with emotional or behavioural problems.
Focusing on the Individual Needs of Each Child
Individual programmes aim to build on the child's strengths and address their areas of struggle, using multisensory methods. Children's progress is reviewed regularly and discussed with teachers and parents. If necessary, other specialists outside the school are consulted. The Tutor Point staff are closely involved in developing and delivering training and resources to develop the staff's knowledge and understanding of the wide range of our children's individual needs.
A Learning Aid for Those Who Think Outside the Box
Learning Support is for those who find the formal confines of education challenging. With the help of the Tutor Point Department, all children are encouraged to cultivate a positive approach to learning and develop the confidence to participate fully in all that the school offers.