Staff at our school understand that children learn and develop in different ways. Teachers and Teaching Assistants recognise this and use a variety of teaching styles, resources and plan different levels of work in the classroom to accommodate the various ways in which children learn.
Our school has a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities policy, which can be found on our School Policies page.
Each child’s teacher at Delves Lane Primary School will endeavour to support them by using the following strategies:
- a range of teaching and learning styles
- differentiation by matching activities to the needs of the child
- in class support (individual or small group)
- out of class support (individual or small group)
- booster groups
- additional specific intervention programmes e.g. Lexia
- access to I.C.T. programs
- access to additional physical resources e.g. pencil grips, work stations, etc.
- referrals to outside agencies or other professionals (e.g. Educational Psychologists).
Many of these support strategies are usually incorporated into a personalised SEND support plan for each child on the school’s SEND register.
SEND support plans
Children, parents/carers, teachers and any other relevant professionals regularly discuss and agree upon desired outcomes for children with SEND. These are recorded on a SEND support plan. The plan also details the support that needs to be put in place in order to help the child meet the outcomes. These plans are regularly reviewed with children in school, and are more formally reviewed with parents/carers at least three times annually.
What We Offer:
- regular informal review meetings with children, parents and teachers, as necessary
- termly review meetings led by the class teacher with parents present. At this meeting the focus is the child’s SEND support plan where progress is measured and new outcomes are agreed for the following term
- an annual review meeting for pupils with a statutory assessment or those with an Education and Health Care Plan
- consultations with the school’s SENCO
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail, please contact the school to arrange an appointment.