Sala Farol - Lighthouse Room - support for learning difficulties

The Lighthouse Room programme is focused on the learning difficulties of each learner. It provides individualised support to learners through periodic teaching in small groups with (additional) support teachers. The identified learners are provided with an individual student learning plan which helps them in accomplishing learning objectives.

The programme is focused on the learning difficulties of each learner.Learning difficulties are addressed by support teachers. The pupils are identified by the class teacher, according to the assessment during and at the end of each term. Decisions about the support needed are made by the class teacher, the support teacher and a non-teaching staff as the psychologist or the social worker who draft an individual student learning plan.

The measure, essentially, is an intervention focused on supporting learners with learning difficulties. During the ‘Support to Study’ scheduled times and the Supplementary Support offer (that are part of the regular primary level) the pupils are organized in groups of 2-4 and withdrawn from the rest of the class to undertaken more specific work. The Individual Working Plan is the tool used to guide the intervention, together with the monitoring and assessment of the evolution of each pupil. The intervention is carried out by the class teacher, the support teacher and a non-teaching staff and is as much as possible individualized.

The learning achievements are organised in packs and are described in a way that allows the students to assess themselves (self-evaluation and self-regulation). When they achieve one level they can move on to the next one.

At the department level, the evolution of each student related to specific competences that are object of the intervention is monitored. The number of support sessions attended by each pupil is also monitored.

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