How we adapt the curriculum for our SEND children
At Greenland Community Primary School we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of additional opportunities that the school organises in order to enrich the experiences of our children.
For further information you can view our Teaching & Learning Policy in the School Policies section of our website.
We are committed to ensure that all pupils:
- Have access to the school curriculum and all school activities.
- Achieve to the best of their abilities, despite any difficulty or disability they may have.
- Have teaching staff who are aware of and sensitive to the needs of all pupils, teaching pupils in a way that is more appropriate to their needs.
- Gain in confidence and improve their self-esteem.
- Are supported by parents/ carers, staff and relevant external agencies in order to meet their special educational needs and disabilities.
- Who need special consideration to support their needs (whether these are educational, social, physical or emotional) are identified at the earliest opportunity.
- Receive suitable provision to fully develop their abilities, interests and aptitudes and gain maximum access to the curriculum.
- Are fully included in all activities of the school in order to promote the highest levels of achievement.
- Are encouraged to be independent, resilient and have a greater sense of self-worth.
- Have an entitlement to celebrate their achievements.
- Targeted intervention programmes, such as Speech Language Link and Junior Language Link program, LEXIA and Accelerated Reader.
- Listening Matters
- Getting Along programme
- Social Stories
- Relax Kids
- LEGO Therapy
- One to one individual support within lessons
- Small group support within lessons
Types of SEND
At Greenland Community Primary School, we have experience of supporting children and young people with a wide range of needs. At any one time we have a wide range of children with very diverse needs. As a school we pride ourselves on ensuring that we do all we possibly can to meet the needs of all children with special educational needs. We maintain a SEN register that is a working document and is continuously updated and reviewed. Currently 7% of children in school are listed on the SEN register as having a special educational need. These children’s needs are categorised below;
- Physical and Sensory – 12%
- Communication and Interaction – 33%
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health – 17%
- Cognition and Learning – 38%
The school provides data on the levels and types of need at termly intervals to the Local Authority through the school census.
Staffing and any Specialist Qualifications/Expertise
The National Award for SEN Co-ordinator was achieved by Miss Lewis and Mrs Guy in June 2015. This role supports all families in the transition for all SEN pupils working closely with multi-agencies and partnerships to ensure that their learning journey is a happy and successful one.
Courses Attended by Staff
Last academic year staff attended professional development courses with a specific focus upon SEND:
- Listening Matters: Emotional well-being and literacy
- Speech and Language training
- Getting Along: an intervention programme encouraging social development skills
- Behaviour Management and Emotion Coaching
- Improving resilience in the classroom
- Attachment Awareness
- ADHD support
- Precision Teaching
- Specific Literacy Difficulties
- Understanding ASD and Classroom Strategies
- Bereavement support courses
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.