The Special Needs Team consists of SENCO Miss H Carter, assisted by Mrs S Mayes and Mrs A Reid (FLO). Together they will be overseeing any additional needs and support for those children who may need an extra bit of help in overcoming barriers to their learning.
Once a term, the SEN Team will meet with class teachers at a Pupil Progress Meeting (PPM) to discuss individual needs and support for any children who are struggling emotionally or academically. Together with the class teacher, classroom strategies and/or individual or small group support will be planned and shared with parents and pupils, to ensure the best outcome for everyone concerned.
Support interventions may take the form of one or more of the following:
Class provision maps (small group learning)
Personalised learning plans (individual learning)
Educational health care plans (medical needs)
Pastoral support plans (behaviour or emotional wellbeing).
It is the aim of the SEN Team that these support measures will be discussed and shared with parents at regular opportunities.
Pupils are given many high quality opportunities to develop their curiosity and creativity. They are encouraged to use their imagination, for example when thinking of ways to praise a friend, and are taught to respect the feelings and viewpoints of others.
Pupils are engaged and motivated by the way teachers present and teach the well-planned curriculum. This not only ensures that good learning takes place but makes a strong contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Teaching assistants make a strong contribution to the good learning taking place, especially when pupils with special educational needs are taught in small groups outside the classroom. They work in very close partnership with teachers and bring an additional range of helpful skills and experiences into the classrooms.