Every child matters
At Hermitage, we recognise the uniqueness of every individual and the contribution that each individual brings to our community.
All children are entitled to follow a broad and balanced curriculum. Some children need extra help because of learning difficulties, physical disabilities or emotional/behavioural needs. The school aims to identify children with special educational needs early. Often these difficulties are relatively minor and can be overcome by the careful extra help provided by the class teacher, but sometimes, more long term and/or specialist assistance might need to be provided.
We are equally alert to the identification of children who are exceptionally able. We aim to ensure that your child’s special gifts and talents are suitably challenged. Please let us know of any activities or achievements that your child has gained outside school so that we are able to acknowledge, build on and celebrate all their successes.
English as an additional language (EAL)
We provide learning opportunities that enable all pupils to make good progress. We strive hard to meet the needs of all pupils learning English as an additional language, and we take all reasonable steps to achieve this.
Children are supported in a variety of ways such as receiving individual attention, in small groups and, at times in whole class situations.
The governors work hard to ensure that the building is accessible to families, children and visitors with disabilities.