Here at St Paul's C.E Primary School all pupils receive quality first teaching.This means that a range of teaching and learning styles are used and appropriate learning objectives are set for all children with a curriculum to matched their needs.
Classes are supported by teaching assistants and where needed pupils are offered additional small group work or catch up programmes. These groups are sometimes called ‘booster’ groups.
If your child is identified as having additional needs we will invite you to school to dicuss your child's needs and how to we can address them.
What do we mean by 'additional needs'?
Your child may have difficulty with some of the following
- Accessing reading, writing or mathematics at an age appropriate level.
- Processing information
- Expressing themselves
- Understanding others
- Organisation and sequencing
- Sensory perception
- Physical mobility
- Managing behaviour
- Making friends or relating to adults
The new SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) Code of Practice came into force on 1st September 2014.
All schools must have regard to what the Code of Practice says whenever decisions are taken relating to children with SEND. Under the new system young people and their famillies are at the centre of discussions about the support they receive. This means families are regulary invited to meetings to discuss the needs of their child and agree on the targets set for them.
Class teachers will assess your child to
identify their strengths, needs and extra help they may require. If they need extra or different support this may involve:
- Extra adult support in class
- Small group or individual support out of class
- Alternative resources such as a sloping board, ICT access, visual prompts.
Occasionally a child may received additional specialist support from:
- Speech and Language Therapist,
- Teacher for visual impairment
- Teacher for hearing impairment,
- Specialist Teacher
- Health professional,
- Educational psychologist.
- Special Educationa; Needs Coordinator
When a child’s needs are complex or severe we will contact the Local Authority for a statutory assessment. This will lead to co-ordinated planning with the family and young person at the centre.
Outcomes from this planning may be written in an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) which in time will replace statements of Special Needs.
Again this plan will be reviewed regularly to ensure outcomes fro the young person are being achieved.