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Learning Support

With a commitment to unlocking every girl’s potential, our aim is for each pupil to flourish in a nurturing and supportive environment, where she has the tools and confidence to succeed.

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

At Downe House Muscat, our principal language of instruction is English. We recognise that your daughter may be learning in her ‘second language’ and, as such, offer excellent EAL programmes to support and enhance her progress. Our EAL programmes ensure IGCSE and A Level examinations are accessible, providing your daughter the opportunity to attend some of the top UK, US, and local universities.

The EAL programme is tiered, offering a variety of support programmes depending on each pupil’s needs. These include EAL group sessions, one-to-one tuition, additional teaching and learning resources, online activities, and mentoring. Pupils on the programme are consistently monitored with regular assessments to track progress.

There is an additional charge for all pupils who receive EAL support which utilises resources outside of their normal lessons. These charges are reviewed on an annual basis.

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Learning Support

Downe House Muscat caters for the needs of each pupil. A dedicated Learning Support Department is equipped to oversee the requirements of girls with mild to moderate Special Educational Needs (SEN). The Department is an integral part of Downe House and focuses on individual progress. Its aim is to enable each girl to learn in a way that suits her unique profile, and to promote those skills for learning that underpin consistent progress across the subject range for the wider School community.

All girls requiring learning support have an Individual Education Plan (IEP). The Learning Support Department enables all teachers to incorporate their pupil’s IEPs into their lesson planning, ensuring that their needs are catered for in all contexts. In addition, the Learning Support Department runs individual or small group intervention sessions for pupils who require more focussed support to access the curriculum.

The Department aims to encourage every girl to grow in confidence by recognising her unique strengths and to assist her in identifying strategies which she can transfer into her own learning; pupils are thus enabled to flourish in the classroom and beyond. As early identification is vital, parents are requested to disclose the nature of any specific learning difficulties in advance of an application.

Downe House Muscat ensures that the Learning Support Department is equipped with the resources needed to support all girls in making excellent progress.

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Admissions Enquiries

The best way to find out more about Downe House Muscat is to arrange a call with our team.

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