At Kestrel Manor School we believe every child can learn and grow to their full potential. The school environment is structured to promote opportunities for interaction in all developmental areas to help each child develop in an individual way.
Our Learning Support Unit takes care of students who are performing below average, i.e. slow learners, or those who have learning difficulties, such as:
- dyslexia, aphasia, dyscalculia,
- mild Down Syndrome,
- ADD and AHD,
- mild cerebral palsy and
- speech and language disorders including hearing impairment
Children who experience learning difficulties, usually have low self-esteem due to society's expectations, comparisons and harsh judgment. At Kestrel Manor School, we have a setting that fosters cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth. Through our constant life skills lessons children have been given guidance to understand, accept and appreciate each other as an individual. This
boosts the student's confidence, personal perception and therefore learning takes place naturally, in a case that otherwise would have been labeled a complete failure, lazy, etc.
At Kestrel Manor School we promote individuality by looking at a child as
an entity with strengths and weaknesses. We give each child a chance to unfold
talents and abilities that would easily be neglected because they do not measure
up academically. We foster music skills, art, specific sports activities, leadership
skills, team building skills, time management skills, independence skills, supportive
attitude awareness - all geared up in bringing up a 'whole' child.
Robai K. Baraza,
Learning Support Unit Co-ordinator
When a student joins Kestrel Manor School with a history of not-performing on level, we design an individualised education programme to meet his/her needs. First, it is important that we carry out an educational assessment. This will give current levels of performing in
reading, spelling, vocabulary, maths, learning styles, identification of problem areas, and make the necessary recommendations.
The Learning Support Unit takes care of children of all ages, from Kindergarten to Secondary. Every child's learning difference is treated with respect and understanding.
Come and visit us - we will make a difference in that special life!