A range of teaching and learning professionals work within our Study Centre and oversee the support provision for pupils with SEND, as well as extension for our GTI programme. Our two SENCos oversee the admissions assessment for all pupils as part of the admissions application process.
Our Study Centre has been an integral part of KHS since 1989. It was created to meet the needs of any dyslexic pupils as well as to extend our ‘Gifted and Talented’ provision; we are a truly inclusive, mainstream school offering an outstanding, all-round education from Reception to GCSE. Our specialist tutors work closely with classroom staff and parents to provide 1:1 or small group tuition. We also provide occupational therapy to support handwriting and co-ordination difficulties.
Current fees and costs are detailed here: Study Centre fees 2023-24
Our latest CREeSTeD report can be found here CReSTeD report Autumn 2021
|“Parents spoke highly of the bespoke nature of the learning experience for their children at the school and the successes their children have experienced. They evidenced the significant level of communication and interaction in support of their child to make excellent all-round progress, both in and out of the classroom. They further commented on the care and thought by teachers and the positive relationship in communication with their children observed during home schooling”.|
Emotional Literacy Support
Parents choose us because they appreciate that strong pastoral care, individual attention to pupil details and smaller class sizes offer the foundation for each child to flourish. The role of an ELSA in school offers an additional pastoral layer which demonstrates how our pupils’ well-being and mental health is a major, collective priority for us all.
Our ELSA is Ms Katey Timothy, who is a specialist teaching assistant with a wealth of experience of working with children. ELSAs are trained and regularly supervised by the Educational Psychologists in the local education authority. An ELSA is a warm and caring person who wants to help your child feel happy in school and to reach their potential educationally. Their aim is to remove the barriers to learning and to have happy children in school and at home. In the first instance, referrals to Ms Timothy are made via the form teacher.
Download our Emotional Literacy Introduction and our ELSA leaflet here: ELSA leaflet from teacher to parents
“The definition of being ‘gifted’ in a subject means thatbpupils show exceptional aptitude, placing them in the top 5-10% of students in each cohort, or a national equivalent. Talent can be evidenced at any time during a child’s development.” Mr Regeling – GTi Co-ordinator
During a pupil’s time at Kingswood House, he or she may be identified as gifted, talented or interested in one, or more, subject areas. The GTi Co-ordinator oversees a specific programme of curricular and extra-curricular extension for bright and motivated children. Our most able students typically achieve outstanding results at GCSE thanks to our bespoke, personalised approach to learning.