The Personalised Learning Department at West Buckland School operates a holistic, open door policy and offers a calm, welcoming environment to all students regardless of whether they have diagnosed learning difficulties. We never turn a pupil away. Our aim is to ensure that all pupils feel confident that they will receive the support and guidance they require to attain the academic success they are capable of whatever their aspirations or specific learning needs. Our approach is flexible and geared to the individual requirements of each student. We practise a policy of tolerance and an understanding of diversity and individuality, and work hard to ensure that there is no stigma attached to requesting learning support. Through the support that we give as a department we aim to ensure that every pupil at West Buckland School learns to respect the abilities and diverse talents of others in an atmosphere that actively promotes self-esteem and respect.