Special Educational Needs
Some children need additional support in certain areas of their learning. Our SENCO Lead is Miss E Cahill (Deputy Headteacher, Year 3 Teacher) If teachers are concerned with the level of progress children are making, the details of their concerns are recorded and additional support may be given. Below is an outline of how this support is accessed and managed.
All Special Education Needs provision follows a staged procedure.
A key element throughout this process is the Individual Education Plan which is written to address the specific needs of the pupil. Mrs Betty Fallows is the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO). She works closely with other class teachers and Stockport’s Learning Support Service (LSS). A member of this team works in school on a weekly basis supporting children who met the Special Needs criteria for additional support. SEN reviews are held on bi-annually to measure children’s progress and to report this to parents.
Part of the process is to ensure that support and resources are consistently targeted across the Local Authority. The school invests heavily in staff, including Teaching Assistants, in order to give our children the best possible support through their primary school years. Teaching Assistants are deployed in each year group to provide support for the children within the classrooms and to provide intervention programmes for the specific needs of individuals or groups of children. Examples of the intervention programmes we used last year are Motor Skills United, Reading Recovery, Stockport Early Reading Intervention (SERI) and Motivational Maths. Teaching assistants work with individual children or groups of children on all areas of the curriculum with a particular focus on Individual Education Plans (IEPs). These are devised by the class teacher and in conjunction with the LSS.
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