School life at Moon Hall School, Reigate offers a level playing field for dyslexic children. Our pupils may have had negative experiences elsewhere, received withdrawal or 1:1 ‘help’ or done their best in a somewhat bewildering classroom.
At Moon Hall, the baseline for everyday provision is that all our children are intelligent, capable and dyslexic. Our expectations are that we will assess and get to know each child as an individual; understanding how they learn. We will then teach to meet their learning needs and styles; working with stronger channels and helping them to overcome barriers in weaker areas.
Children’s expectations of school soon adjust; understanding that they are not only welcomed, but also that they are expected to take an active part in their own learning journeys; learning how to learn and how they personally work best; not only in order to complete the task in hand, but for life.
In the classroom, children learn which adaptations enable them to work most effectively, bridging the gap between their verbal and written expression.
Well supported in small classes by specialist teachers, children receive a higher level of adult input than in mainstream schools, however for our pupils 1:1 or withdrawal is unusual. Our aim is to build children’s self-confidence and ability to participate independently and to help them succeed.