Student Support Services

Student Support Services comprise of three key Departments; Learning Support, EAL and Counselling. All three Departments work closely together to ensure our students are receiving the best possible additional support should they need it.


The Learning Support Department provides additional support for many aspects of learning; from comprehension, communication skills, concentration, social emotional support and confidence building to learning skills and language development.  

We also provide support for teachers, offering an array of targeted strategies to help their students. In addition, we are always available with advice and guidance for parents on any related matter. For instance, if you would like to know more about how to set behaviour boundaries and maintain a healthy home routine for your child, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our department is dynamic by nature and strives to help as many learners as we possibly can. We are also strengthening links with external providers to whom we can make referrals if necessary. 


Our EAL programme is renowned for its high quality and great results. Language learning at Renaissance is underpinned by a recognition of the importance of acquiring English together with a deep respect for the mother tongue. The school’s EAL programme provides in-class and small group support to English language learners and our highly trained teachers see it as their role to work collaboratively with parents, students and teachers to ensure that all students have the required level of linguistic proficiency to enable them to access the curriculum.

Given the language intensive nature of our Secondary programmes, any student entering into Year 10 and above must have a language proficiency level of B1 or, alternatively, score at least 100 on three non-verbal sections of the CAT 4 cognitive ability admissions test.

EAL Handbook


Renaissance has a fundamental commitment to student welfare and well-being. We have a pastoral programme integrated in the curriculum and delivered as part of the Form Tutor period. Our Counsellor is involved in personal counselling and in making appropriate referrals, if and when necessary.  
Our post-secondary services are delivered by our Counsellor who works closely with universities, colleges and other higher education providers to assist our students with exploration of their career choices as well as their individual university applications globally.

We see academic counselling as the role of every teacher in the school and, where necessary, the Counsellor and Divisional Heads and Section leaders play an important role in this area.

Questions can be directed to Ms Sarah Rutherford, our School Counsellor, at