Special Educational Needs (SEND)
Every break time we open up our Elm room for students who prefer somewhere quieter to spend their break times. They have a free choice of many activities including: team games, ice-breakers, computers, quiet reading, and they can even do their homework in there.
Coming soon, we will have Space club, an after school club for students who want or need to improve their hand-eye coordination, gross motor and locomotor skills, and fine motor skills.
Space club will be fun and engaging using a range of play and sensory equipment including parachute games and team building games. These basic activities develop body management, balance, bodily co-ordination, strength, agility and conﬁdence, hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness, ﬁne motor control, accuracy, two handed coordination and manipulative strength.
We offer a wide range of literacy support across key stage 3 and 4. This takes the form of small group withdrawal programmes with our SEN team and access to a range of online resources and activities some of which can be accessed at home for further support and practice.
Some of the key packages and resources we use are: Sound Training for Reading, Lexia, and Speed up!
Please have a chat with one of our team for more details.
Small group work
Some of our students will take part in withdrawal intervention to complete tasks in small groups or even 121 with a member of the SEN team. We work really hard to make sure that each child is achieving their best and are not hindered by any learning needs. These sessions may include intensive literacy support using programmes such as Lifeboat and Toe by Toe.
All year groups have the opportunity to access handwriting support and this year we are using a programme called Speed up which aims to enable students to write clearly and quickly. We will accompany this with a range of Fine Motor skills activities to ensure these muscles are well developed and will enable success with the programme.
To read about the SEND information report please click here
For the Governing body accessibility plan please click here
SEND Coordinator Miss E Fenton