Cognition and Learning – Secondary


Cognition and Learning

Secondary Focus 


Basic Provision

  • Differentiated curriculum
  • Increased use of visual aids
  • High frequency of modelling
  • Visual Timetables
  • Writing Frames
  • Alternative forms for recording
  • TA in-class support
  • Small groups with high staff ratio
  • Weekly guided reading
  • Different teaching and learning styles met through planning
  • Detailed assessment and monitoring of progress
  • Screening of gaps in learning at start of placement
  • Calm learning environment
  • Clear learning targets shared and explicit success criteria
  • Detailed feedback for pupil’s work
  • Structured systems for positive and negative consequences linked to learning behaviours
  • Home Learning projects

Additional Provision

  • Precision Teaching
  • Reading Plus Programme
  • Dyslexia Programme

Intensive Provision

  • Educational Psychology involvement
  • SALT involvement
  • Language and Learning Team
  • CAMHS/CYPS (There is an increased risk of mental health problem for children with cognition and learning difficulties)

Online Resources

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