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Ready to Learn

Ready to Learn 


Our Ready to Learn group is a focused intervention for children with particular social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, which are creating a barrier to learning within a mainstream class.


The group consists of between 4-6 children, normally from across all year groups, led by the SENCo and experienced Learning Support Assistants. Children attending the Ready to Learn group remain an active part of their main class, spending appropriate times within the Ready to Learn group according to their need, with the aim of returning full time to their own class.


The Ready to Learn team look at the children’s learning and social and emotional needs and give help that is needed to remove the barriers to learning. The relationship between the staff is always nurturing and supportive, providing a role model for children.  Food is shared at ‘breakfast’ or ‘snack time’ with much opportunity for social learning, helping children to attend to the needs of others, with time to listen and be listened to.

All staff understand that:

  • Learning is understood developmentally.
  • The classroom offers a safe base.
  • Nurture is important for the development of wellbeing.
  • Language is a vital means of communication.
  • All behaviour is communication.
  • The importance of transition in the lives of children and young people.


As the children learn academically and socially they develop confidence, become responsive to others, learn self-respect and take pride in behaving well and in achieving.


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