Updated September 2023
The provision offered to each child with SEND is unique. Our school is dedicated to deliver high quality provision, within an ethos of care, support and understanding for both children and families. In order to meet this, our school has:
- A SENCo to oversee the provision for all children with additional needs across the school
- A high level of teaching assistant support, to ensure children with additional needs are well
supported in all lessons.
- Staff who are trained to support a wide range of needs and deliver a range of interventions
- A team ethos, where each child and their needs is understood by all of the school community
- A topic-based curriculum which is tailored to the needs and interests of the child – through
the use of staffing, differentiation, teaching style, and resources – including ICT
- A Head teacher and Senior Management Team who are fully committed to inclusion and high quality experiences for all children.
Some examples of additional provision which could be suitable for a child with SEND could include:
- Some individual teaching, following dedicated programmes to address specific needs, e.g. reading and spelling difficulties, those directed by Speech Therapists, Educational Psychologists or the Cognition and Learning team.
- Small group focus work to address shared issues, e.g. fine and gross motor skills groups, support during English or Math lessons working on skills at their level, social skills intervention groups
- Specialist interventions provided by other professionals, e.g. exercises or activities from the Occupational Therapists or Movement Difficulties Service.
- Teaching assistant support within the class, in order for the work to be further differentiated to meet exact needs
- Additional resources to enable better access to the curriculum, e.g. seating / writing apparatus that have been suggested by professionals, IPads or laptops with specifically chosen programs.
- Thorough assessments undertaken by Educational Psychologists / SENDCo in order to pinpoint exact areas of difficulty that are then addressed
- ICT resources, e.g. access to ICT programmes to address specific needs.
Our provision is constantly adapting to the needs of our children and the recommendations we receive.