The progress of all children will be closely monitored throughout their time in our school. When specific needs are identified, appropriate educational programmes are written. This may be followed by input from our Learning Support teachers in Literacy and/or Numeracy. Additional Reading support may be provided through our Reading Partnership Programme. If necessary, additional support or advice will be requested from appropriate outside agencies. The school's learning support team, led by the Coordinator, will endeavour to achieve early identification and provision for children who experience aspects of special educational needs. At all stages, parents will be fully informed and consulted.
Step Up To Literacy
Realising the importance of ensuring our pupils not only achieve high standards but ensure they are reaching their full potential we linked with Stranmillis University College and Barnardos and initiated the appointment of a newly qualified teacher to work specifically with pupils identified from data analysis as not reaching their full potential in Literacy.
Working in partnership with parents is key to a child's success so in addition to working with the pupils a Step Up To Literacy club is held after school when parents and pupils work together on targeted literacy areas.
Gifted and Talented
The aims to challenge children who are achieving or have the potential to achieve at a level sustantially beyond the rest of their peer group.
English as a Second Language
At Dundonald Primary School we celebrate cultural diversity and frequently welcome newcomer families from across the globe. We currently have pupils attending school who speak a range of 12 different languages. We support our newcomer pupils in line with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) by providing language support which initially focuses on helping the child as he/she adapts to living in a different country. As their English language progresses the additional language support continues until they can fully access the curriculum being taught in their classroom.
In addition to the language support for the pupils, adult English classes have been held in school for parents.