A personalised student-centred approach to learning support

We want all students to be able to participate fully in lessons and benefit from the excellent teaching standards at Leighton Park. For some that means a little extra support is needed, and our Individual Learning Centre (ILC) is designed to give them just that.
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The difference between surviving and thriving

Our enthusiastic team of specialist teachers deliver tailored interventions, designed around the individual – empowering students with the skills and strategies they need to achieve their full potential.

The Individual Learning Centre package includes:

  • A weekly 1:1 session with a specialist teacher
  • An individual learning support plan with SMART targets shared with all stakeholders in the student’s education, including teachers, support staff, boarding staff and parents
  • Liaison with external agencies and professionals as deemed necessary/appropriate to the student’s needs
  • A termly clinic in which the student’s teachers meet to review their progress across the curriculum
  • An annual lesson observation in subjects that you feel need the most support
  • A bespoke parents evening for ILC students to discuss and review their progress and targets and setting new ones.
  • Support with access arrangements and assessment for these as necessary/appropriate.

 

Meet Keeley Toms, our HEAD OF THE INDIVIDUAL LEARNING CENTRE (ILC) & SENDCO

Introducing our committed SENDCo – a seasoned academic professional with a nuanced approach. Demonstrating expertise in addressing diverse learning needs, Keeley cultivates an inclusive environment that facilitates emotional, social, and academic growth. Her dedication to fostering empathy and collaboration serves as a cornerstone, empowering students to navigate and overcome academic challenges with resilience. Striving for excellence in both academic achievement and overall well-being, Keeley brings a measured tone and a wealth of experience to contribute to the school community’s success. Prepare for a blend of professionalism and strategic insight as she embarks on enhancing the educational landscape.

For any questions or queries please contact Keeley via email – keeleytoms@leightonpark.com 

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Learning Support Tuition Fees

  • Leighton Park is a selective independent school, which nurtures and supports children to develop into their full potential. While our students benefit from small class sizes we do not have Teaching Assistants or one-to-one support in class. If your child is used to having more support in class please speak with the Admissions Team.
  • Access arrangements are implemented in alignment with relevant regulations, strictly adhered to and not all access arrangements can be implemented. If you wish more information please contact the Admissions Team.
  • If families choose to have support through the ILC, they will usually receive one additional 55-minute lesson per week at a cost of £1,815 per academic year. This is, of course, discussed and agreed with parents beforehand.
School Fees +
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Meet our students

Sofia ILC

Sofia, Upper Sixth

"The ILC has helped me with a number of things including spelling, grammar and punctuation. I have had helpful support with my course work, especially in English, and I am now able to plan my essays better. I have been given useful tips for improving my studying, such as learning how to read faster and how to scan through large pieces of text. I feel as though the tailored help from the ILC has definitely improved my work, and it has helped me to become more independent and efficient."
Tom ILC

Tom, Lower Sixth

"The ILC team has been a great support to me from starting LP in Year 9. As well as helping me with understanding new vocabulary and comprehension, my ILC teacher worked through each of the GCSE anthology texts with me, which meant I had time to prepare before we looked through the text in the lesson. The ILC has given me a place where I could ask questions about anything we have studied in class, and has built my confidence for my exams which I am very happy with."
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Elouisa, Year 8

"The ILC helped a lot because of the activities that we do. It is a safe space and everyone is helpful and friendly and this helps with my learning. Sunny (the dog) also really helps me with my anxiety, and he is really cuddly. He makes me feel better and helps me to relax."
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Harry, Year 9

"The ILC has helped me by firstly improving my English skills in general and has helped me to improve my words per minute when typing on my computer. I feel much more confident in my English lessons now."

The Den is now open

We are pleased to be able to offer a quiet safe space for students who require this throughout the academic day.

The Den is perfect for those who just need to take a time out, regroup and refresh under the pink neon lights.

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