A full copy of our policy for special educational needs and Local Offer SEN&D are available here:
Local Offer SEN&D
All pupils in our school study the National Curriculum. It is estimated that approximately 20% of pupils may experience learning difficulties at some point during their education. We believe there are considerable benefits for all pupils, in catering for special educational needs in the mainstream class. Some pupils may, however, at times require more specialised teaching, which can better be provided within a small group situation away from the main classroom.
Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) is Mrs A Jones.
All staff share responsibility for pupils with special educational needs in their classes, including those with a significantly greater learning difficulty than the majority of their peers and more able pupils. Pupils are taught in mixed ability classes.
Class teachers provide the support required, largely by the provision of differentiated material teaching and learning.
Teaching assistants provide support for children in the classroom and also in small group tuition, under the guidance of the class teacher.
Special provision is given to those pupils with an EHC.
Our school has experience and expertise in teaching pupils with learning difficulties, supported by a wide variety of materials and equipment.
PEOPLE WHO HELP US TO SUPPORT PUPILS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS:
SPECIALIST TEACHING and APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY SERVICE
We currently have support from Helen Housham.
This learning support service contributes towards improving the quality of provision
made for pupils with special educational needs by monitoring pupils’ progress and
assistance in developing programmes of work.
EXTERNAL COUNSELLING SERVICES
We currently work with an external provider – Think2Speak – who come into school to support children and their families.
We are committed to providing a holistic approach to supporting pupil needs.
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY SERVICE
Our Educational Psychologist is Sheree Taylor. She provides advice to parents and
schools in respect of learning difficulties.
BEHAVIOURAL SUPPORT TEAM
LTLC provide advice and support to parents and schools in monitoring
behavioural difficulties and providing strategies for improvement.
SOCIAL COMMUNICATION OUTREACH TEAM
A designated outreach teacher can support the staff in observation and planning
specialist intervention to those pupils requiring additional support.
SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY TEAM
A designated teacher can support children on an individual basis or arrange out of
On occasion, children may require support from the nursing team for their individual
needs. We try to accommodate this in school wherever possible.