Arrowsmith classes are small with approximately ten students per Arrowsmith teacher and assistant. In addition, the Head of Arrowsmith and support teachers for tutoring and mainstream classes are available for assistance, as required. All are Arrowsmith trained and are experienced teachers in the field of learning difficulties. Most Arrowsmith program students complete four cognitive exercises per day and two mainstream classes of their choice.
Homework club – Homework club is conducted onsite from 3.30pm – 4.20pm by trained Arrowsmith teachers from Monday – Thursday. This allows our students to complete their homework requirements with the support of staff at school, meaning that all their daily classwork is complete, allowing them to relax when they arrive home. School buses transport students home after homework club, if required.
Parent sessions – Parent sessions are conducted early each year to allow parents to experience their child’s Arrowsmith cognitive exercises. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to teach their parents and show them what they are doing each day at school. Many parents cannot believe just how difficult the exercises are, giving their child a great source of pride.
Parent Information evenings – Parent Information Evenings are held at the beginning of each year. This is an opportunity to learn about the program, meet other families and ask questions.
Parent/Teacher Interviews – Parent Teacher Interviews are held twice yearly to report on the progress of your child. Teachers also communicate with parents regularly through email.
Pathway Planning – All students in the Arrowsmith Program, upon completion receive individual pathway planning for transition to mainstream classes, further education or careers options with the assistance of the Head of Arrowsmith, Head of School and Careers Advisor.