Junior King’s provides a broad and balanced education, using the National Curriculum, Common Entrance and Scholarship syllabi as the starting point for planning that meets the specific needs of individuals and groups of children. Whilst the school is selective, we recognise that there are children of great potential who experience barriers to learning (Special Educational Needs) and we therefore take an inclusive and supportive approach to our pupils. It is also the case that some pupils demonstrate particular gifts and talents in different aspects of school life (Gifted and Talented). It is the role of the Learning Support department to identify and cater for children who have needs that go beyond that of the standard curriculum and to recognise the individual within the wider school community.
The Learning Support department takes a graduated approach to Special Educational Needs. Pupils with identified needs may receive differentiated work or additional support from a classroom assistant. For pupils with more specific needs, there are a number of highly qualified and experienced specialist teachers currently working within the school, providing small group or individual tuition to enable learners to achieve their full potential, liaising with academic staff to ensure that individual needs are recognised and supported. The aim of the AEN department is to ensure that all children are valued members of the school community and are included in the mainstream life of the school. The Junior King’s School has a strong track record in ensuring that the vast majority of children with an identified Additional Educational Need progress successfully to their Senior School of choice, something that is a source of pride for both children and staff alike.