This week, 800 students from Trinity Grammar School, aged from five to 12 stopped speaking and remained silent – some for the whole day. The students took part in Day Without Speech, a programme which raises funds to bring speech therapy to Cambodia.
Schools, medical professionals and parents use many different terms for learning difficulties. Maybe you’ve heard other terms such as learning issues, learning disorders or learning disabilities, which can be confusing.
Not so long ago, schools delivered curriculums in a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Many students struggled to grasp what their teachers expected of them. Others, perhaps even smarter than their masters, marked time without being extended, not reaching their full potential. Sadly, for these students, there was little to support their individual needs.
Fortunately, educational research has informed Trinity’s decision making over the last decade or so, to see value in providing quality support for those boys who, for a variety of reasons, may need it.
Trinity Education Support Services (TESS) is a department offering a wide range of support for our boys, including those with physical disabilities or learning difficulties to those who are gifted or whose first language is not English. Boys who need social and emotional support are also well catered for under the TESS umbrella.