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Additional Educational Needs

All children are valued, respected and welcomed to the school whatever their special educational need. We will support their learning and ensure they are fully included in all school activities, making full use of externally provided facilities where appropriate.

 

Listed below is a brief overview of the various additional programmes we deliver to support all learners, where appropriate. If you wish to discuss your child’s support programmes please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Teaching Assistant running the group or with Mrs Blake (SENCO).

 

Early Intervention

Rigorous processes are now in place to identify pupils who will need early intervention, should their progress levels signify support is required. Class teachers will meet with parents to make them aware of the support provided.

 

More Able

We aim to ensure that children who display exceptional gifts and talents are provided for. Every year, the children with exceptional gifts and talents are identified by members of staff as well as their families. This process enables the school to ensure that provision is in place to challenge and enrich the learning of this group of children. The school works to offer a variety of enrichment opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom, and aims to harness and develop the gifts and talents that our children display.

 

Speech and Language
Individualised programmes submitted by a Speech Therapist assigned to this school is delivered by one of our Teaching Assistants, Mrs Beardsall. These are for children who have been referred, by the school or by a medical professional, to be assessed by the Speech and Language Therapy Service. These programmes can include speech sound production, language development and social skills, depending on the child’s needs.

 

EAL - English as an Additional Language
This is for children who have a first language other than English and may need further intervention with their English language understanding in order to aid their academic development.

 

Co-operative Play

This is a series of activities to help children work as a team. It is used for children who have been identified by the class teacher as needing support working with others.

 

 

Emotional Support
This intervention is accessible to all pupils who may be experiencing difficulty with some aspects of home/school life e.g. a family bereavement which may impact on their school life. Mrs J Wilson works with the children to ensure they are supported through these emotional times during the school day.

 

Mrs J Wilson and Mrs Blake also ensure smooth transitions occur between year groups and secondary schools for those children who need extra support.