Academic Mentoring Department
The philosophy and ethos of the Academic Mentoring Department is based on the understanding that each pupil is unique.
The concept of neurodiversity informs the School’s thinking and we work with learning differences with an open, accessible, flexible and friendly approach.
With a deep understanding of current thinking on learning differences, learning styles, multiple intelligences and mindsets, the AMD embraces a creative approach to teaching and learning, using assistive technology – iPads, laptops and a range of software to enhance the academic work of pupils across the age range.
The advice and support provided by Nina Devereux and her AMD team is greatly valued by our students and their parents, and they work closely with our academic staff to ensure that each student is able to fulfill their potential.
Academic Mentoring Department Fund
A Latymer family is currently offering to match any gifts, up to a total of £4,000, made to a new fund that will pay for an Educational Psychologist report for any bursary students who could not otherwise afford it.
Although the AMD team is able to assess students for dyslexia and dyspraxia, more complicated diagnostic assessments of the Autistic Spectrum Condition or ADHD, need to be completed by external experts, and carry an associated cost.
These costs cannot be afforded by the parents of 100% bursary holders, as many of these pupils come from families with very low income. The alternative is for pupils to wait for an assessment through the NHS, often resulting in increasingly long delays before any diagnosis.
Being able to provide prompt assessments, and receive a diagnosis as early as possible, allows greater levels of intervention, student support and teacher understanding, which combine to make an invaluable difference to a pupil’s educational experience at Latymer and beyond.
Thank you for any support you are able to provide for this vital initiative.
Donate online Or via BACS transfer:
Latymer Foundation at Hammersmith
Account Number: 41408993
Sort Code: 60-50-06
Branch: NatWest, King Street, London, W6 0QD
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