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. We have specific tracking systems in place to support SEN children therefore allowing for small steps of progress to be shown. The SENDCO along with the Head Teacher regularly review the progress of children with additional needs and monitor the tracking systems in place.
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 2018-19 has been :
- Risky Behaviour training for handling children
- 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 diabetes pens and feeding tubes
- LEGO therapy training
- specific training on communication and language support using the Elklan training for speech and language
- Attachment Friendly Schools training for the School to become a Trauma Aware and Attachment friendly school
Money that the school receives for place funding (prior attainment low cost high incident SEN –not achieving a good level of development notional SEN)is currently £115,767 (Sept 19) 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 a nurture group support to specific children at lunchtimes. The current pupil premium is £43,560 This is used for school trips and "Wow" moments , the ability to join the after school club and breakfast club for free for disadvantaged children. Teaching Assistants also takes small groups focused on diasadvantaged children within our school focusing on the specific needs of that specific child including support for reading, writing and maths. This is also to close the gap.(updated on census date October 2019)
Two TAs have been trained in the ELKLAN Speech and Language support. Children are taken on a specific one to one session to be supported for their speech needs.
One TA will be trained as an ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) And the school is part of the Attachment Friendly School project. There is also a nuture group at lunchtime to support specific children's needs.