HOW WILL THE SCHOOL STAFF SUPPORT MY CHILD/ YOUNG PERSON?
The first wave of support is for all children it is class teacher input, via excellent targeted classroom teaching (Quality First Teaching).
For your child this would mean:
- 1. That the teacher has the highest possible expectations for your child and all pupils in their class.
- 2. That all teaching is built on what your child already knows, can do and can understand.
- 3. That different ways of teaching are in place, so that your child is fully involved in learning in class, this may involve things like using more practical learning.
- 4. That specific strategies (which may be suggested by the SENCo or other outside agencies) are in place to support your child to learn.
- 5. Your child’s teacher will have carefully checked on your child’s progress and will have decided that your child has a gap or gaps in their understanding/learning and needs some extra support to help them make the best possible progress.
- 6. The teaching staff will discuss the progress of individual children with the SLT and the SENCo to review and monitor what progress has been put in place to support any learning or additional needs.
If your child is identified as having an additional need then School Support will be actioned.
For your child this would mean:
- 1. If a child has been identified as having an additional need and they will be placed on Special Needs Register (with consultation with the parents/careres), any additional support that the child would receive would be dependent on the child’s individual need. They may work within a smaller supported group for Literacy, Numeracy or Phonics with an adult or on a specific targeted intervention.
- 2. Lessons delivered in ‘The Den’ (FS2/KS1) Nurture support. This is targeted support to help the children to become ‘school ready.’ This is run by Mrs Parkes. Further information about the Den can be found on the Academy website. We also have a KS2 Nurture Provision which runs in the afternoons.
- 3. Some children may be supported through group support. These groups work to support children who may be struggling with emotional or social difficulties (Nurture Groups), they may also need speech and language support, physical therapy support or basic Numeracy and Literacy skills support for example.
- 4. We have also run some 1to1 support to enable individuals to close the gaps.
- 5. If a child has emotional needs, these could be addressed through our Learning Mentors who may work closely with the child. We also have a trained member of staff who can provide counselling where appropriate.
- 6. The Academy would also consult with outside agencies who may offer further targets. These include, The SENDs Team, Educational Psychologist, The Behaviour Support Service, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and CAMHs. We may also consult with local Special Schools who can provide outreach support.
- 7. Children with the greatest need will have an Individual Education Plan (IEP.) This will have specific targets which will focus the support on the areas where the child is displaying difficulties.
A very small percentage of children may need 1:1 support. This would be obtained through an Education, Health and Care Plan- EHC Plan.
The EHC Plan is a legal document. This document has targeted objectives which the Academy MUST work towards. These children will often have an adult supporting them for at least Literacy and Numeracy. The EHC will be reviewed annually. These children also receive an IEP to breakdown their targets and these will be reviewed each term.