Special Educational Needs
The SENCo regularly reviews the progress and attainment of all children. Identification of a particular need may come from these reviews and/or discussions with class teachers.
The SENCo works closely with teachers and parents to plan an appropriate programme of intervention and support.
The programmes of intervention and support for children reflect the need to access the whole curriculum.
Staff are trained regularly with regard to SEN and specific training is offered according to need. The school nurse team are available to train staff for any specific medical need.
We have support assistants trained to cater for varying needs, these being Speech and Language Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Conditions, Hearing Impairment, Visual Impairment and Specific Learning Difficulties SpLD (Dyslexia).
Our staff includes a qualified SpLD teacher and a reading rescue specialist teacher. Children can be screened for dyslexia.
School can bring in outside agencies and specialists if necessary to assess children.
Each class benefits from a teaching assistant and we have a family support / 6 learning mentor team to support children and break down barriers to learning.
We have full time nurture provision for key stage one children who may need support to close developmental gaps and be able to access learning to achieve their full potential.
Several members of staff have received first aid and epipen training.
During assessments children can be supported 1:1, have timed breaks or be granted additional time. They can sit assessments in a quiet separate area if there is a need.
The SEN provision map records the type of intervention a child is receiving along with the costing for the intervention. Regular meetings with key staff and the senior leadership team looks at the success of these interventions according to progress made.