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Amherst Primary School

Every child, every chance, every day.

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Amherst Primary School

Every child, every chance, every day.

Additional Learning Programmes

As an inclusive school, we provide Quality First Teaching for all children in the class, including those with special education needs or disabilities. 


Additional Learning Programmes are sometimes provided for children with additional needs. These can be delivered in class by the teacher or learning support assistant, or the children might have extra support outside the classroom from specialist teachers of support staff. 


Programmes include but are not limited to: 


Reading Recovery - 1 to 1 daily teaching of reading 

Literacy Support -  1 to 1 or small group teaching of reading 

Speech link - provides strategies to improve speech sounds 

Language Link - provides strategies to improve the use of language 

Talking Tables - building children vocabulary and language skills

Word Aware - building children's vocabulary and understanding 

Better Reading - supporting reading skills 

Max Maths - teaching basic number skills 

1st Class @no - teaching basic number skills

Fundamentals - Sports Commission to support the development of gross motor skills 



Amherst has external support from specialist teaching partners including:


Dyslexia Day Centre - specialist teachers who provided targetted reading and spelling intervention  

Speech and Language - specialist speech and language therapists 

Occupational Therapy - specialist therapist to support children's gross and fine motor skill development 

Physio Therapy  - specialist to provide 1 to 1 support for special physical needs 

Les Voies Outreach -  social, emotional  and behaviour support 


In addition to this, we have our community support partner including: 


PWC - 1 to 1 reading 

KMMG - Max Maths 

Aztec  - 1 to 1 reading