Pupils of all abilities, including those with SEND or EAL achieve high standards of literacy, enjoying a wide range of literature and writing imaginatively and factually as required.
We work in partnership with parents to provide an appropriate and high quality education for all children. Children who are identified as having special educational needs and/or disabilities have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced academic and social curriculum and to be fully included in all aspects of school life.
Sometimes children just need some targeted short term support in the classroom to help them to access the curriculum more easily. This includes children who have English as an Additional Language (EAL) where their mother tongue and that of their parents is not English.
Some children are found to have specific needs such as dyslexia or dyspraxia. These children are offered support from a trained Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) Teacher who works with them once a week to support their specific needs.
Some children may have emotional or social needs and again, care is taken to support these children through their difficult times.
Pupils who require learning support achieve high standards in line with their abilities because of targeted individual teaching where needed and the strong support they receive in the classroom.
All support is coordinated by a trained Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) who helps to coordinate the support all children need, both in the classroom and at home. Usually, an Individual Education Plan (IEP) is written with timed targets and appropriate support that the parents and the child are happy to follow. This is also reinforced in the classroom by the class teacher and teaching assistant.