Three Week Intensive Course
Intensive courses will be recommended by testers at the time of assessment or reassessment, or by SLD teachers if they think they would be of benefit to a student. Preference will be given to students who do not have access to a trained SLD teacher or who do not make progress with weekly sessions. Sometimes, if a student is very far behind age level and has lost confidence, the intensive course may be recommended to help them regain confidence. Courses are on a one to one basis and are held in the mornings from 9am to 12 noon or afternoons from 1pm to 4pm Monday to Friday, for a period of three weeks during term time, totaling 45 hours tuition.
The Intensive course is not a school programme. It is a specifically designed individual programme to strengthen the underpinning weaknesses which are preventing the student from reaching his learning potential. The course is, as the name implies, a period of intensive 1:1 teaching. The teacher may request some assistance from the parents in the afternoon/evening by giving homework activities to consolidate the learning introduced in the course. Ideally it will be followed by ongoing SLD remediation,either with a teacher or a home programme.