Types of SEND provision
Moderate Learning Difficulties –
Difficulties with memory, information processing, comprehension, phonological skills
- Broad and balanced curriculum, differentiated appropriately to meet the needs of individuals
- Some students are taught in the nurture group and/or Learning Support Unit (LSU)
- KS3 students have ‘skills’ lessons which are focused on developing soft skills and life skills
- Alternative KS4 curriculum/qualifications which have included access to vocational studies at college as well ASDAN, Prince’s Trust, Functional skills and Step-up qualifications.
- Additional targeted interventions delivered by SEN support staff.
Speech, Language and Communication –
Difficulties with understanding and using language, social interaction, difficulties including Autistic Spectrum Disorder
· Advice and support from speech and language therapists and STARS – Specialists Training in Autism and Raising Standards
- Specialist withdrawal interventions
- Socially speaking groups
- Access to Learning Support Unit during social times
- Visual timetables and social stories
Social, Emotional and Mental Health –
Difficulties with managing emotions; displaying troubling or withdrawn behaviour, anxiety or eating disorders, ADHD
- Additional pastoral support from key worker
- Targeted mentoring/intervention sessions
- Counselling support
- Access to LSU during social times
- Emotional literacy intervention
- Advice and support from CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) and targeted services to support families.
Physical, Sensory and Medical –
Hearing or visual impairments and physical disabilities
- Alternative forms of communication including Makaton
- Additional opportunities for hands-on learning e.g. use of Numicon, foam letters etc.
- Adaptations made to the learning environment
- Additional use of specialist equipment e.g. writing slopes, magnifying glass, bold-lined exercised books with larger spaces between the lines
- Creation of risk assessments, including personal emergency evacuation plans, if appropriate
- Evacuation chairs for students with physical disabilities
- Access arrangements including modified papers