What support is available?
What are the different types of support available for children with SEND at WPA?
First and foremost, we believe in class teacher input via targeted classroom teaching also known as Quality First Teaching.
For your child this would mean:
- That the teacher has the highest possible expectations for your child and all pupils in their class.
- That all teaching is based on building on what your child already knows, can do and can understand.
- Different ways of teaching are in place so that your child is fully involved in learning in class. This may involve things like using more practical or visual methods of learning.
- Specific strategies (which may be suggested by the SENDco or outside professionals) are in place to support your child to learn.
- Additional or specific resources to support individual needs are used as recommended by SENDco or outside professional.
- All children in school should be getting this as a part of excellent classroom practice when needed.
- Some targeted intervention or booster group may be run in the classroom or outside. It will be run by a teacher or a teaching assistant. (Please note that not all intervention groups are to support pupils with SEND.)
Where pupils require additional support on top of quality first teaching, the child maybe added to our SEN register. The child may receive more specific, target led, small group or individual work to support their progress in school. This may involve working with a teacher, teaching assistant or other professionals for example a speech therapist. This additional support may take place inside or outside of the classroom depending on the needs of all pupils.
If your child has a statement or an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan) or has specific needs which require specialist intervention their provision will be planned and reviewed annually. This meeting will be centred around your child and planning the outcomes for their provision and progress. It will be an opportunity to share your child’s successes, likes and dislikes as well as their progress in school and an opportunity to plan for the future. The annual meeting will be attended by you, school staff and any other professionals working with your child.
Pupils with medical needs:
If your child has a medical condition you will be invited to meet with the Principal and/ or SENDco before your child starts and thereafter at regular intervals to write a medical healthcare plan. This plan will ensure all staff in school are aware of your child’s medical needs and how to support your child to manage their condition. Staff working directly with your child will be trained appropriately before your child starts alternatively there may be a period when you are required to be support your child with the or medical needs whilst staff training is arranged.