A ‘whole school approach’ to special educational needs.
Dover College is committed to:
We believe all children should be responsibly included in the social and curricular life of the school in order to gain the highest levels of achievement and enjoyment. We see our school as a community where we involve pupils themselves, parents and teachers in developing a partnership of support.
The Learning Support Department is a dedicated centre where pupils throughout the College can receive the support they require, gain confidence in their abilities and develop strategies to enable them to become independent learners. The staff in the Learning Support Department work in close cooperation with subject teachers and parents and all College staff are encouraged to recognise their responsibility for the education of pupils with specific difficulties.
We recognise that all pupils have abilities, talents and qualities, which need to be identified, nurtured and developed both at home and at school, and that some pupils are exceptional in specific areas. We believe that by identifying the very able, we can assess their needs and provide appropriate opportunities for extension and enrichment both within the school and through participation in extra-curricular activities.
To reach their full potential, Able, Gifted and Talented pupils need challenging tasks that stretch them intellectually and therefore: