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SEND

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Strategies and support for pupils with SEND 

  • Before entry in Year 5, pupils with SEND are invited to two extra transition events giving them the opportunity to meet staff and pupils and increase their confidence during the transfer to middle school
  • Year 8 mentors and buddies to support pupils on the playground
  • A range of interventions can be provided depending on need
  • Pupils can be assigned a named member of staff/mentor if there is a need
  • We work closely with a range of outside agencies

Access to a Supportive Environment - IT Facilities 

  • Visual timetables are produced for the pupils to aid organisation
  • Pre teaching of some curriculum aspects to aid understanding in the lesson
  • Dyslexia friendly classrooms
  • Use of laptops
  • Microphone system available to enhance hearing in main hall
  • Concrete resources and equipment to access the curriculum

Strategies/Programmes to Support Speech and Language 

  • Use of talk partners in lessons
  • Speech and language interventions are available
  • Access to a designated speech and language therapist

Strategies to Support Physical Needs 

  • Equipment such as writing slopes or pencil grips are provided as required
  • Support is available from the Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapists
  • Gross and fine motor skill intervention is available for pupils with identified physical difficulties

Strategies to support social, emotional and mental health needs  

  • 'Meet and greet' sessions can be provided for identified pupils
  • There is a full-time Early Help and Family Support Worker who is trained to offer a wide range of support
  • Referral to the school health nurse or other appropriate services
  • Transition events are held for Year 5 pupils entering the school and Year 8 pupils moving on to their next step in education. 
  • Pupils with SEND are supported as they move through the school
  • All pupils complete 'Landscape of the Mind' assessments
  • Access to Motional
  • Access to homework club 

Strategies to Support/Develop Literacy 

  • Small group/individual support with additional guided reading or phonics
  • Handwriting intervention
  • Use of Nessy 
  • Dyslexia friendly classrooms and reading materials
  • Reduction in group sizes or TA support
  • Reading programme across all year groups
  • Coloured overlay testing for visual stress
  • Access to professional support
  • Century Learning

Strategies to Support/Develop Numeracy 

  • Small group/individual support for specific skills
  • Use of concrete resources and equipment
  • Reduction in group sizes or TA support
  • Century Learning
  • Access to professional support

Strategies to Develop Independent Learning 

  • Word mats
  • Knowledge Organisers
  • Metacognitive activities
  • Use of displays in classrooms
  • Personalised activities/tasks
  • Visual timetables and task boards
  • Use of equipment where needs are identified

What happens if my child is on the SEND register? 

  • Assess, Plan, Do Review cycle followed in line with the SEN code of practice
  • Provision map is used 
  • One-Page Profiles created for children with additional learning needs and accessible to all staff
  • Individual targets set to support pupil progress
  • Regular reviews of targets with pupils and parents

Communication with Parents and Professionals 

  • There are two reports to parents and two parents' evenings in each school year.
  • The SENDCo is available for appointments on these evenings
  • Home/school communication via Epraise
  • Links with external professionals for identified pupils.

Access To Medical Interventions 

  • Named, key staff are first aid trained
  • Policies and procedures for the administration of personal medication
  • Individual medical care plans for pupils with medical needs and allergies
  • Provision of aids and resources to support learning
  • Referral to school health nurse or other professionals if needed