The school’s teaching and curriculum is tailored to meet individual pupils’ needs. If appropriate, modifications to the curriculum may be implemented. Children may benefit from the following to support their needs:
- Quality First Teaching
- Visual Timetables
- A variety of teaching and learning styles
- Differentiated learning materials and resources
- Access to Technology
- Active Learning Techniques
- Additional support throughout the school day
- Support through – one to one interaction, group activities or whole class work
- Quality Interventions
- Emotional Well Being Programmes
- Support by the School Nurse
- A broad range of extra-curricular activities, including a variety of after-school clubs, one to one support and booster sessions
- Work with external agencies – CAMHS, Speech & Language, Occupational Therapy, School Councillor, Educational Psychologist, EAL Team, EWEL Team.
- Assessment procedures to ensure children are monitored and given the appropriate support where needed.
Some pupils with SEN work with outside agencies to support their special educational need in addition to the support they receive in the classroom. Children with SEN can often work in smaller groups with the teacher or teaching assistant to give them a more concentrated level of support.
When completing work independently, tasks can often be broken down into shorter, more manageable tasks to allow the children to be successful and feel like they can achieve. The outdoor learning environment is used where possible to give a more practical approach to learning for those children who have learning difficulties. Technology can be used in lessons for children who have problems with motor skills and recording and often in KS2 lessons for longer pieces of writing.
Where children have difficulties reading, talking tins/boxes and ipads are sometimes used to provide instructions for the children rather than read them, especially in foundation subjects where a child’s knowledge and ability in a subject may be a lot higher than their reading ability.
Where necessary, children are given learning aids to improve their independence and learning. We have had children benefit from the use of word banks, coloured overlays when reading; ear defenders to help with concentration; specialist cushions and weighed vests and enlarged print as well as breaks in a session to refocus attention.
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.