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Learning support

Some students in primary school can benefit from learning support. Learn more about the programmes and how they can help your child.

What is learning support?

Through specialised early intervention programmes, learning support is provided for students who need additional help with:

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Mother Tongue Languages

For English Language and Mathematics, students will be identified at Primary 1 (P1) through screening that will be conducted upon school entry.

For Mother Tongue Languages, students will be identified at Primary 2 to join the programme at Primary 3 and 4.

Types of programmes

Learning Support Programme (LSP)

  • Conducted by trained teachers.
  • Focused on building English language skills.
  • Half an hour a day (in small groups of 8 to 10 students).

Learning Support for Mathematics (LSM) Programme

  • Conducted by trained teachers.
  • Focused on developing numeracy skills.
  • 4 to 8 periods a week (in small groups of up to 8 students).

Note:

Learning support may continue in Primary 2, if required.

Mother Tongue Support Programme (MTSP)

  • Conducted by trained school teachers.
  • Focused on building stronger foundation in students' oracy and literacy skills.
  • In small groups of 8 to 12 students.

Note:

MTSP is offered at Primary 3 and 4 only.