Academic Support at Framlingham College reflects the philosophy set out in our mission statement – we want all students to be confident and capable learners, to be ‘the best they can be.’
In the Academic Support Department, we make the student the centre of all we do and do our utmost to provide flexible responsive support which matches individual learning needs as closely as possible. We work with students to help them to develop their learning strengths and preferences, in order to maximise success and enable them to have control and ownership of their learning. We liaise closely with teachers, pastoral staff and parents, in the knowledge that support is most effective when there is a collaborative approach, giving consistent all-round support for the student.
Provision is individualised and includes one-to-one, small group and in-class support. As well as direct support, we advise teachers about learning difficulties and the best strategies to use to support the students in the classroom. We work with students with a range of learning difficulties such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD and ASD, but our support is not limited to students who experience barriers to learning, but also extends to any student who needs assistance with an aspect of their learning, through all the year groups. In addition, the wide range of study skill resources on the Academic Support Centre pages on the College’s Virtual Learning Environment (Firefly) are there to support all students.