Support for Learning

Independent Learning

In addition to homework set by subjects staff, students should take advantage of additional independent learning opportunities.  The following link provides a range of links to websites recommended by teachers for use by students undertaking research projects, or who are simply hungry to take their learning further:  Websites for Independent Study


“Disabled students and those who have special educational needs are making good progress. Students supported through school action are making particularly good progress because leaders identify their needs early and arrange extra support for their numeracy and literacy.” Ofsted, 2014 

Learning Support and Special Educational Needs
King Edward VI School is committed to the education of all students. We have a strong and experienced Learning Support Department working to ensure all needs are met. Students are assessed in Years 7 and 9, information is gathered from previous schools and subject teachers refer students if a need arises. The department maintains a confidential register of learning support so that all staff are aware of support a student may require. We use many strategies to support students; this may include in-class assistance, intensive support or learning programmes, individual mentoring. In addition, we maintain close link with a range of outside agencies to provide the expert help some students need.

Additional Educational Needs Policy January 2016

King Edward VI School SEN information report

Dyslexia Friendly Status
King Edward VI School was the first secondary school in Staffordshire to be awarded full Dyslexia Friendly Status. This signifies that our admission arrangements, teaching quality and support for students more than meet the national standard for this award. All subjects share the responsibility of ensuring the progress of students with specific learning needs.