ELP - Enhanced Learning Program


Bishopslea’s ‘Enhanced Learning Program’ for pupils with Dyslexia and/or ADD/ADHD

Bishopslea’s Enhanced Learning Program (ELP)

Our ELP Programme is often misunderstood as it is presumed that the program is a Remedial Program.  The ELP classes, of which there are four from Grade 3 to Grade 6, are mainstream classes as they follow the syllabus and the curriculum as prescribed for each of the Grades. Each class has their own teacher and follows the same routine, extracurricular, specialist teaching and sporting activities that all Bishopslea pupils do.

What differs is that the ELP classes cater to pupils with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, ADD and ADHD, but who have high potentials as ascertained by Educational Psychologists.  Generally, these pupils under achieve significantly compared to their potentials, but given the right environment, support and guidance can excel.

Historically, these pupils would receive extra assistance from our Remedial Department.  However, as these pupils needs differed significantly from others in the Remedial Department, we saw the necessity for a dedicated programme and classes.

The significant differences in the ELP classes are that they are limited in size to a maximum of nine pupils per class and the teaching methods are personalized and objective orientated so as to keep pupils’ attention, interest and, indeed, appeal to their intellects.

The overall objective is to build confidence and self-esteem and to identify and develop pupils’ individual strengths and interests while simultaneously offering support and assistance in weak areas.

Our ELP classes were established in May 2016. The success of the program has far exceeded our expectations.  The caring environment has given the pupils, who have been in the classes, a chance to progress, succeed and, most vitally, enjoy the educational process.

The invaluable lessons we have learnt from these teaching methods, styles of learning and catering to individual pupils’ needs have been invaluable, not only to our ELP classes, but to the entire school, as we incorporate and share ideas and methodologies.

We are extremely proud of our unique ELP department, which has helped so many children.