Teaching and Learning
Our teaching staff are trained to use a range of strategies to enable pupils to find ways around the learning difficulties that can make academic subjects seem so difficult.
Frewen is not a traditional school with extra help for dyslexia - the support is provided in all lessons, all of the time. We have a typical maximum class size of eight pupils, and there is often a second adult, or Learning Support Assistant, in the classroom as well.
English and Literacy are at the core of all our work at Frewen. Our most important responsibility is to remove the fear of the written and spoken word and give our pupils the skills and the confidence to read and write competently. In the brilliantly eloquent words of a recent leaver:
When diagnosed with severe dyslexia, the prospect of confronting this condition can be daunting to the best of us. Frewen College helped me when no other school would. Before Frewen I couldn’t read and I had very poor communication skills both written and linguistically. But due to Frewen’s excellent teachers and speech therapists I have been given the gift of literacy. I now embark to Keele University to read History and Politics. None of this would have been possible without Frewen or my parents
E-Library and Reading Resource Room
Our Reading Resource Room is packed with books, computers and an interactive screen, with books graded by subject and reader ability. Students are encouraged to take books home to read, and we are always happy to help parents learn how best to support their child’s reading at home. An e-library complements our more traditional reading resources.