The Richmond School EMS Cognition & Learning (SpLD) serves Bedale, Catterick, Swaledale and Wensleydale.
The support base is fully integrated into Richmond School, promoting an inclusive culture and raising awareness of specific learning difficulties, whilst assisting in the removal of
barriers to achievement for all children and young people, helping to challenge the preconceptions associated with specific learning difficulties, and providing training and
professional development for teaching and support staff.
The EMS provides support and outreach services based around the requirements of students with high needs in terms of specific learning difficulties,
who require additional and different support to make progress in a mainstream school environment.
Specific learning difficulties is an over-arching term for a number of associated learning difficulties of varying severity.
Students with specific learning difficulties may experience particular difficulties in processing information, learning to read, write, spell or manipulate numbers. Other
difficulties may include organisation and co-ordination.