Impact of Learning Support on Primary Pupils

The Learning Support Team have released data on the impact of learning support on primary aged pupils. Schools were asked whether, irrespective of their attainment against age related expectations, pupils had made progress since learning support  intervention between the Autumn term 2016 and July 2017.

The Learning Support Team works with pupils with learning difficulties who have needs in the area of cognition and learning.  Very few are working at age related expectations and they have a history of making very little or no progress.

 

Progress

 Following Learning Support Team intervention, schools reported that:

  • 94% of pupils have made progress
  • 98% of pupils have made progress in reading
  • 94% of pupils have made progress in writing

Pupils making no progress often have an EHCP or the school is in the process of applying for one.

Irrespective of their attainment against age related expectations, primary aged Looked After Children (LAC) had made progress since the LST intervention.

Following Learning Support Team intervention, schools reported that:

  • 96% of LAC pupils had made progress
  • 100% of LAC had made progress in reading
  • 100% of LAC had made progress in maths

Attainment

Following Learning Support Team intervention, schools reported that the percentage of pupils working significantly below age related expectations had been reduced from:

  • 53% to 25% in reading
  • 70% to 50% in writing
  • 64% to 34% in maths

The percentage of Looked After Children working significantly below age related expectations had been reduced in two terms, from:

  • 67% to 11% in reading
  • 67 to 11% in maths
  • 22% more pupils began working at age related expectations in reading and writing

 

Pupils may experience difficulties with learning at any time throughout school life. Pupils with learning difficulties will have differing levels of educational need, which may require the provision of one or more educational support services over varying periods of time.

For advice and guidance on learning support needs please contact:

Patsy.Bowdige@babcockinternational.com

or

Marguerite.Watt@babcockinternational.com

01905 678145

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