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Cognition and Learning

Cognition and Learning Needs


This may include;


  • Learning Difficulties (Moderate – MLD)
  • Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia, Dyscalculia)



  • Strategies to promote and develop literacy and mathematical skills with increasing independence
  • Targeted small group support in class from the class teacher and teaching assistant
  • Small group or one-to-one intervention programmes are delivered to improve skills in reading, writing and maths e.g. Rapid Reading, Rapid Writing, Power of 2, Read Write Inc.
  • Small group daily phonics teaching for Reception or Key Stage 1 pupils at their level of phonic acquisition
  • Differentiated phonics teaching or repetition of key learning at the phase of ‘Letters and Sounds’ that individual pupils are working within (lower KS2)
  • Use of ICT where possible to reduce barriers to learning e.g. RM Maths, Lexia Reading, Nessy
  • Use of support materials and resources such as Numicon
  • Provision of table top resources to promote independence and ensure that learning is multi-sensory and practical
  • Strategies and resources to support dyslexic pupils e.g. coloured overlays for reading, word banks to support spelling of key words
  • Additional processing/thinking time for responding to questions, completing tasks, sharing ideas
  • Multi-agency involvement with the family as required