Learning Support

Supporting students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) at Wolsey Hall Oxford

Wolsey Hall Oxford supports all of our students to achieve their full potential, including those with additional needs. The online teaching and learning environment provides an excellent space for students to work at their own pace whilst continuously having all course material available.

Many students achieve academic success using the right strategies and support systems and we believe that we have the experience and resources to remove barriers to learning and promote progress.

Why do people homeschool?

We support a large number of students with a variety of special educational needs including dyslexia.

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The role of Learning Support


There is a wealth of knowledge and understanding in the Learning Support team at Wolsey Hall Oxford. We aim to use this knowledge to support families in their homeschool journey and empower them to lead on their child’s education at home.


Learning Support promotes effective partnerships by working alongside Student Progress Managers and Tutors, and directly with students and families through good communication, shared practice and teamwork.


We can provide students with information and resources to support their learning needs whilst they study with Wolsey Hall Oxford.


Targeted interventions address the difficulties that students may have reaching their full potential. We can help with resilience, motivation, focus, study skills, wellbeing and specialist academic support as part of one to one and group sessions which can be easily booked online.

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What makes our Learning Support department special?

Experienced – there are over 50 years of experience amongst the staff supporting additional needs. We understand and can support pupils with a wide range of needs including ASD, ADHD, mental health difficulties, specific learning difficulties and physical health needs.

Specialist ­–­ as well as having a long career supporting students with additional needs, we also have the right qualifications to target this support. Our Manager has the National Award for SEND Coordination, a Level 7 qualification in literacy difficulties, specialist assessor experience and a diploma in therapeutic childcare. She is also a full member of PATOSS.

Meet the team

Deja Pygott Safeguarding and well-being Manager

Learning Support and Wellbeing Manager

Deja Pygott

Deja is a specialist teacher with a wealth of experience supporting students with additional needs. She has taught primary, secondary and mature students in the UK and USA with a range of needs for the last 15 years. She has the National Award for SEND Coordination, a Diploma in Supporting Students with Literacy Difficulties and qualifications in Therapeutic Childcare. Not only does she have a deep understanding of specific learning needs such as ADHD, ASD and literacy difficulties, but she also understands the importance of seeing every student as an individual.

Learning Support Administrator

Steph Williams

Steph works alongside Deja to support the smooth running of our Learning Support department. She is a teacher of Psychology, Sociology & Thinking Skills, and a qualified Life Coach. Steph has worked in education since 2002 and has familiarity of a range of educational settings, both in the UK and overseas. She has extensive understanding of wellbeing and mental health, as well as experience of supporting students with educational needs. Steph is also a Psychology & Thinking Skills Tutor with Wolsey Hall.

Learning Support programmes at Wolsey Hall Oxford

I must say enrolling Nicole at Wolsey Hall has been one of the best decisions we ever made. At school, Nicole’s progress remained extremely limited due to lack of support with her learning difficulties. Since being at Wolsey, Nicole’s English has come on leaps and bounds, from her spelling, to grammar, to organisation and formats of essays. The amount of time and support Nicole’s tutors, Pat and Michelle have invested in Nicole has been fantastic. Nicole’s academic knowledge and confidence has soared since being at Wolsey and I am extremely grateful to you all. (Nicole has segmatic pragmatic disorder high functioning autism, as well as suspected dyslexia).
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Michelle Rudge – IGCSE Parent


Great success with Year 4 Wolsey Hall courses, therefore continuing onto Year 5. Now, concluding our second year of Homeschooling, I can only say how glad we are that we chose Wolsey from the start. Everything about the Wolsey Hall Oxford programme; from the easy to follow daily lessons, the extra online resources provided, to our fantastic Progress Manager and wonderful Tutors who are just an email away if we need help, have all made our homeschooling adventure the best decision we ever made for our family.
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Amanda Scott – Homeschooling Parent