The children are monitored through our tracking system and regular progress meetings with senior management and teachers are had. Regular assessments are made to be added to the tracking system and reports can be created to show specific or groups of children.
Regular book scrutiny’s and lesson observations will be carried out by the members of the Senior Management Team every half term to ensure that the needs of all children are met and that the quality of teaching and learning is high.
Where necessary, children will have a Pupil Support Plan or Provision Map based on PIVATS (Performance Indicators for Value Added Target Setting), Portage assessment or based on targets set by outside agencies specific to their needs.
Targets will be set using these assessment levels and designed to accelerate learning and close the gap. Progress against these targets will be reviewed regularly, evidence for judgments assessed and a future plan made.
The progress of children with an Education Health Care Plan will be formally reviewed at an Annual Review with all adults involved with the child’s education. The SENDCO along with the teaching staff will also check that your child is making good progress within any individual work and in any group that they take part in. The school provides training and support to enable all staff to improve the teaching and learning of children, including those with SEN.
This includes whole school training on SEN issues, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Speech and Language difficulties and Anxiety related needs Individual teachers and support staff attend training courses run by outside agencies that are relevant to the needs of specific children in their class, e.g. from the SFSS Team
• Training for 2016-17 has been :
- MAPA training for manual handling
- Mental Health and Well-Being level 1: introduction
- Training and support for SENDCO including support for obtaining the National Qualification of SEN
- health training on the use of Epipens and feeding tubes
- Good to be me and Switched on Reading training.
- There has been training on the “Talk for learning “ for teachers which is a communication activities and strategy with support from Speech Therapist.
- Training on the use of 123 Magic behaviour programme
Money that the school receives for place funding (prior attainment low cost high incident SEN –not achieving a good level of development)is currently £41.734 This is used in a variety of ways to include additional Specialist support for specific children who have needs such as ASD/Speech therapy. This also is used to give specific intervention of “Switched on Reading “ and “Good to be me”-nurture group support to specific children. The current pupil premium is £33.720 This is used for school trips and "Wow" moments , the ability to join the after school club for free for disadvantaged children and also the use of a speech therapist to help with communication issues.A specialist teacher also takes small groups focussed on diasadvantaged children within our school focussing on the specific needs of that specific child.This is also to close the gap.(updated on census date October 2017)
Finally the support is given to children with speech and language difficulties where programmes have been put in place by a speech therapist and supported by TA and a dedicated Speech and language Therapist once a week. Currently the speech therapist is working with approximately 20 children offering either advice to adults or working on specific programmes with specific children. The Speech therapist creates an impact report yearly. Within the year 2016-17 the speech therapist worked with Approximately 15 children individually and 6 children assessed where 4 children continued to be offered support, 1 of which was in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding