educational needs Gibraltar, Loreto Convent School Gibraltar, educational institution, Catholic School, Catholic education Gibraltar, education level Children may have special educational needs either throughout or at any time during their school life. If our assessments show that a child may have learning or behavioral difficulties, we use a range of strategies that make full use of all available classroom and school resources.

The child’s class teacher and/or Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) will offer interventions which may include the drawing up of an Individual Education Plan and/or small group work with the SENDCo. The class teacher will inform the parents at the earliest opportunity to alert them to the concerns and enlist their active help and participation.

Gifted and talented children are those who have one or more abilities developed to a level significantly ahead of their year group.

If our assessments show that a child is gifted / talented we will provide opportunities for them to work with pupils of similar ability. This may mean that it is appropriate for pupils to work with older pupils occasionally.

Mentoring and additional provision may be appropriate, as well as enrichment / extension activities and tasks. Differentiation within subject areas will also be an important strategy in developing the child’s learning.