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‘Let your light shine.’ Matthew 5:16

Enabling children to flourish and succeed


This can include:

  • Reading and spelling
  • Learning new information and concepts
  • Working with numbers
  • Working memory
  • Concentration
  • Children may have conditions such as Specific Learning Difficulties, dyslexia, general learning difficulties, Down Syndrome.
  • Difficulties that do not have a specific title.


What can Waltham School offer?


For all children at Waltham:

  • Quality first teaching with appropriate differentiation through planning, organisation, delivery, task, outcome, support and resources
  • A distinctly Christian ethos that promotes British and Christian values, character education and inclusivity
  • Visual aids to support key vocabulary, concepts and themes
  • Focused and modelled group work with teacher / support staff e.g. systematic phonics and writing
  • Additional in-class support from an adult
  • 1:1 reading with class teacher, support staff and reading volunteers
  • A structured phonics approach to teaching reading and literacy (Red Write Inc)
  • Individual learning targets
  • Access to clubs, including sport
  • Regular feedback and praise
  • Opportunities to take on leadership roles, e.g. Worship leaders, Owl Ministers, ECO Warriors
  • A large outdoor space, a field, quiet areas, vegetable garden, etc; we also have our own woodland
  • Active playtimes including optional organised activities with our sports assistant


Support for targeted groups of children at Waltham may include:

  • Literacy booster groups for reading, writing and spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Read Write Inc phonics groups
  • Talk Boost to support language development
  • Same day maths intervention
  • Timetabled support from our ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)
  • Physical literacy with our sports assistant


Targeted individual support at Waltham may include:

  • In-class support from an adult
  • Additional 1:1 reading and maths support
  • 1:1 phonics practise
  • Nessie (dyslexia programme)
  • Timetabled support from our ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant)
  • Physical literacy with our sports assistant
  • Access arrangements for KS2 SATs, including a reader where permissible, e.g. maths