Children learn and develop in different ways and may need extra help and support at various points throughout their time at school. Some children, at some time in their school life might have additional or different needs and it may be that they will be on our SEN register for a short period or a long period of time. However, children’s needs will be reassessed regularly in order to ensure that the provision is suitable and supports every child’s development.
Our SENCO, working alongside class teachers, oversees all SEN provision, different approaches to teaching and monitors the progress of any child requiring additional support across the school. The class teacher will oversee, plan and work with each child with SEND in their class to ensure that progress in every area is made. This is Quality First Teaching and is where the work is highly differentiated and suits the needs of all children, it comes in the form of a lesson rather than an intervention programme. Alongside Quality First Teaching, which your child will receive in lessons, there may be a Teaching Assistant (TA) working with your child, either individually or as part of a group, if this is seen as necessary by the class teacher. This means that children may be taken out of the classroom for additional teaching or interventions.
The provision for pupils with SEN across the four broad areas of need may include some of the following interventions:
Communication and interaction – Speech and Language programs such as Speech Link, Language Link, Listening Skills and Lego Therapy.
Cognition and learning – Word Wasp, Read Write Inc 1 to 1 tutoring, Magic Spelling, Precision teaching of high frequency words, memory skills and visual perception skills.
Social, Emotional and Health Difficulties – Listening Matters, Getting Along Group, individual programs and support for children.
Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties – Gross Motor Skills, Fine Motor skills, Handwriting programs and Cutting Skills.
More details on how we adapt information, our environment and curriculum can be found in the Accessibility Plan which you ca find in the School Policies section of our website.