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Learning Support

The Bulmershe School has a highly successful Learning Support Department as well as a resource unit for students with Specific Learning Difficulties. All students are screened on entry to the school so that any Special Educational Needs can be quickly identified and the appropriate intervention provided. The type and level of support will vary according to individual need. Currently provision may include multi-sensory literacy or numeracy work, social skills groups, Speech and Language groups and in class support as well as  Break and Lunch Clubs.

We have experience in teaching and supporting students with a wide variety of Special Educational Needs, ranging from specific difficulties with literacy or numeracy, through to more complex needs associated with Autism and Downs Syndrome. We work effectively with support agencies such as Educational Psychology, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Speech and Language Therapy. Close working relationships with parents and carers are crucial for students with Special Educational Needs and to facilitate this, the Support Department runs a Drop-In Session the first Tuesday of each month.

Our facilities comprise a large classroom divided into small discreet areas to provide a warm and nurturing environment, an area for messy activities such as art and crafts and cookery, and the resource. We are well equipped with computers, Interactive White Board and a number of laptops for student loan.

Teaching Staff

Should you wish to contact a teacher in this department please email the head of department and copy to our office email. (

This will mean we can ensure a swift response.

Ms Maher: SENCo and Head of Learning Support -
Mrs Hook: Head of the Resource Unit for Students with SpLD -
Ms Mooney: SEN Administrator

A team of Learning Support Assistants, including a number with specialist areas of expertise such as multi-sensory numeracy, Speech and Language Therapy and Autism.


The Department does not run specific courses as provision is personalised to meet individual needs. Most support takes place in mainstream classes and students are helped to be as fully included in the life of the school as possible. However, a support option is available at Key Stage 4 for students unable to cope with the full number of GCSE courses.

Extra-Curricular Activities

We run an after school Homework Club Mondays – Thursdays.


To view the Wokingham local offer please click the link below:


For our SEND Information report and policy please click the link at the bottom of the page



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