Shiplake College has a dedicated Learning Skills programme which complements and supports the curriculum throughout the school.
In addition, the Learning Development team supports all departments as well as directly teaching pupils who have specific educational needs. Opportunities are regularly made available for the professional development of all staff, with regard to understanding the needs of pupils who have specific learning difficulties.
Shiplake College has an inclusive approach to the education of pupils who have special educational needs. The formal initial assessment and careful information gathering, including interviews, enable an overview of a pupil's individual needs and the provision of an appropriate learning environment after taking into consideration social, emotional and academic factors.