Academic Support

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Teachers know the girls well, understand how they work and can help them in a focused manner. Girls can talk to their teachers about issues not understood in their lessons. Regular homework and regular feedback helps the girls understand where they need further help.

Girls have many different talents and strengths. Where they have talents in one area, they may need support in another. The great benefit of The Dalton Plan is that it can provide academic support for the individual girl through the regular interaction between student and teacher in studies.

At Ascham, we are rightly proud of the lack of ‘tail’ in our results. This comes from the personal and individual attention paid to girls in studies. Teachers know the girls well, understand how they work and can help them in a focused manner. Girls can talk to their teachers about issues not understood in their lessons. Regular homework and regular feedback helps the girls understand where they need further help.

For girls who need further assistance, the school offers the elective of Dalton Skills in Year 8 to help them consolidate study skills and have a further studies with a specific teacher to help them. In addition, there is a specialist member of the teaching staff whose role is help specific literacy and numeracy skills.