The Boys’ School recognises that our student population is a diverse group and that some students may require personalised provision to meet their specific needs. There is a well-established system of support for all learners whether they require individual tutoring for specific learning needs or extension through our Challenges and Mentoring programmes. Boys are identified for these programmes through teacher and parent input and the cyclic nature of the programmes ensures that access is kept as broad as possible.
Challenges and Mentoring Programme
The Challenges and Mentoring Programme addresses the needs of our gifted and talented students aiming to challenge, enthuse and extend highly intelligent students, developing their love of learning by allowing for independent differentiation within the curriculum.
Identification of students for the Challenges Programme is inclusive and on-going with the opportunity for input from parents, educational psychologists, teachers and the students themselves.
High ability maths students are catered for within a Challenges Mathematics Programme as well as a differentiated programme which provides extension and enrichment.
The purpose of the writing programme is to provide opportunities for writing and sharing the students’ own expressive and creative writing.
The mentoring programme is an independent programme which encourages students to strengthen their goal setting strategies and to use literacy and thinking tools within their independent research. These children often assimilate information in their field of interest and form new concepts that lead to higher levels of understanding in areas of personal interest.
Saint Kentigern Boys’ School actively targets the specific educational needs of individual students and our teachers continually assess the performance of all children, and design their teaching programmes accordingly.
When students require more specialised teaching programmes for their particular learning needs, they are referred to our Learning Support Department and an appropriate, monitored support action is determined. Assistance varies according to need and help may be prescribed by an Individual Education Plan (IEP).