Cognition & Learning Needs


  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Severe learning difficulties (SLD)
  • Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) e.g. dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia


cognition and learning needs

Support provided at Gosforth Central Middle School

  • We use visual timetables according to need.
  • We offer support and supervision at unstructured times of the day.
  • We offer social skills programmes / support including strategies to enhance self-esteem and reduce anxiety e.g. ‘Friends for Life’ Programme, social stories.
  • We offer small group targeted intervention programmes to improve skills in a variety of areas including independent life skills.
  • Resources to reduce anxiety and promote emotional wellbeing e.g. fiddle toy, stress ball.
  • Use of ICT where possible to reduce barriers to learning.
  • We use strategies and follow programmes of work provided by outside specialists such as speech and language therapists to support speech, language and communication development.