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Specific learning difficulties

Children and young people with specific learning difficulties (SpLD) can struggle in mainstream education environments. As a result, they may experience low self-esteem, poor self-confidence and believe they will never be independent learners. Priory schools and colleges can give young people with SpLD the additional support they require to meet their learning needs and achieve their full academic potential.

What are specific learning difficulties?

Specific learning difficulties is an umbrella term used to describe a number of difficulties, including:

Environments that support young people

We carefully structure each element of our students’ education and care experience to help them manage their learning difficulty and provide a pathway towards independence. This includes:

  • Specialist staff trained in SpLD
  • Small class sizes for personalised teaching
  • Tailored curriculum
  • Innovative teaching strategies
  • Strong therapeutic provision to help students

Our schools and colleges provide positive learning environments where priority is given to achieving a strong education and meeting personal development targets.

Individualised learning packages

We understand that every young person requires a different style of teaching and care. We take a bespoke approach, providing individualised packages tailored to the specific education and care needs of each young person. By encouraging and focusing on learning and achievement, and displaying their strengths across different areas of our broad curriculum, young people thrive where they once struggled.