One of the reasons that pupils make such good strides at Long Close is that we work hard to anticipate and meet their particular educational needs. This process begins even before your child starts at the Prep School – whether they are joining us in Reception, Year 1 or later. We take time to assess their strengths and weaknesses – especially in literacy and numeracy – so that we are immediately ready to give them the support they need to develop and thrive. This might mean providing them with one-to-one help in the classroom, or working in small groups – whatever it takes to help them make the most of their potential.
This individualised approach continues throughout the school. We create an Individual Education Plan for each child that needs one, continually monitoring their progress, identifying areas where they need additional support and setting out specific plans to address them. All of this is carried out in close consultation with parents and we rely on regular discussion and communication with home to make sure that each child’s programme of learning support is achieving the right results.
It is through this continuous, comprehensive attention to detail that we help our pupils form such a positive attitude to learning – the key driver of their academic success.