Portland Place School

Portland Place School

Learning Difficulties

Learning Difficulties


The Learning Lab. is led by Dr Knox-Williams, and pupils are invited to attend for a variety of reasons.

 (Please note that Ms Patricia Halcakova will be covering Dr Knox-Williams maternity leave) 

Some pupils have Specific Learning Difficulties like Dyslexia or Dyspraxia, whilst some find other areas of the curriculum challenging, with number, spatial reasoning or social situations proving particularly difficult for them.


Learning through their talents and abilities in a supportive atmosphere alongside their peers, pupils work in small groups to address the challenges that they face in their learning.


Current pupils thoughts :


“In Learning Lab. we make our own smart targets which Dr Knox-Williams helps us to reach”


“I came to the Learning Lab. because I needed some help.  Now I’m in the Lab. because it’s fun and it helps me a lot.”


“I like the Learning Lab. because it is fun.  We do much more than work; we dance and act.”


“In the Learning Lab. doing the work is fun and we learn a lot.”


“In the Learning Lab. we learn in practical, hands-on ways.”