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Extended Learning

We provide an inclusive environment where difference is celebrated and pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), Gifted and Talented (G&T) pupils and those learning English as an Additional Language (EAL) are supported, extended and challenged to achieve the best they can. 


The Extended Learning Provision Department ensures that all pupils at Willington have access to our broad and balanced curriculum and achieve their full potential. We support a small number of pupils with mild to moderate learning differences in their mainstream classes.  Where necessary, one-to-one lessons outside the classroom can be arranged for pupils with assessed needs. We appreciate that all pupils have individual needs and we put personalised learning at the centre of our teaching. By closely monitoring our pupils’ achievements throughout their education at Willington, we can ensure that adjustments are made and support is given to those pupils who may find some academic demands challenging due to specific learning difficulties, absence, illness or disability.

We establish close working relationships with parents and carers, our pastoral team and external professionals, in order to support pupils socially and emotionally, as well as academically.

Gifted and Talented (G&T)

We set high expectations for all our pupils and a variety of enrichment opportunities are provided across the School. We appreciate that there are a number of areas in which pupils can excel, and they may do so at different times in their academic careers. We endeavour to identify those who are gifted and/or talented and encourage them to embrace the range of challenges provided, both within the classroom and through our diverse extra-curricular programme.

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

At Willington School, we appreciate the international diversity of our pupils. Pupils learning English as an Additional Language are supported by the pastoral team and teachers to feel at ease and to access the curriculum at their intellectual level as soon as possible.