Whole School Plan for Special Needs Provision


2. Aims of Learning-Support

The principal aim of Learning-Support provision ‘is to optimise the teaching and learning process in order to enable pupils with learning difficulties to achieve adequate levels of proficiency in literary and numeracy before leaving primary school’(LSG: p.15). This support may be provided by the class teacher and / or the LSRT (See Appendix 1: The Staged Approach, described in Circular 02/05)

2.1 Subsidiary aims

  • To enable pupils to participate in the full curriculum for their class level
  • To develop positive self esteem and positive attitudes about school and learning in pupils
  • To enable pupils to monitor their own learning and become independent learners
  • To provide supplementary teaching and additional support in English and / or Mathematics
  • To involve parents in supporting their children through effective parent-support programmes
  • To promote collaboration among teacher in the implementation of whole-school policies on learning support for pupils
  • To establish early intervention programmes designed to enhance learning and to prevent / reduce difficulties in learning
  • To guard the self-esteem and self-image of the learner.