All 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 varying periods of time. However, children’s needs will be frequently reassessed (at least three times per year, some children may need more) in order to ensure that the provision is suitable and supports the child’s development.
Our SENCO, working alongside class teachers, monitors all SEN provision and progress of any child requiring additional support across the school. The class teacher will oversee, plan and work with each child with SEND 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 so it comes in the form of a lesson rather than an intervention programme. Alongside Quality First Teaching, there may be a Teaching Assistant 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 some of these sessions but they will continue to work on the same areas as the rest of the children in their class, which ensures a smooth transition back into the classroom. The regularity of these sessions will be shared at parent consultations.
To fully support our SEN pupils we will take the following actions:
Children that are receiving additional support and intervention programmes may have a Support Plan. Parents are invited into school to review and discuss support and progress with staff in the autumn and spring terms. The children also meet with their teacher and discuss their support plans and are asked what they feel helps them to make progress.
More details on how we adapt information, our environment and curriculum can be found in the Accessibility Plan which you can find in the School Policies section of our website.
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