At Tanglin, we are an inclusive learning environment and believe that each child is entitled to a curriculum that facilitates their individual development and support which allows them to achieve their full academic potential. Most of the time, the learning needs of our students can be met by class teachers. However, at certain stages along their learning journey some students may need curriculum modification or specific intervention.
The Learning Support team in Years 7 to 11 of the Senior School is committed to ensuring that students with identified learning challenges are given every opportunity to experience academic success. Insights are gained into individual students’ learning styles so that students develop appropriate learning strategies that allow them to achieve their full potential. Senior School students are also encouraged to develop independent learning skills, empowering them to take responsibility for the learning challenges they face, strengthening their knowledge and academic independence and empowering them in their pursuit of life-long learning. The lowest level of support may simply involve the incorporating effective strategies into a classroom or homework situation. Where the need is greater, a Learning Support Teacher or Senior Teaching and Learning Assistant may support the teacher in lessons. When appropriate, focused support through small group teaching may be provided, in parallel with a reduction in curriculum.