SEN - Adapting the Curriculum
We offer a broad and balanced curriculum for all children and young people, including those with SEN. The way we adapt this is set out in the School Accessibility Plan.
We also offer a number of intervention programmes in a range of areas, led by both additional teachers, learning mentors and teaching assistants. We ensure that staff are well-trained and confident to run these interventions, and have developed “specialist” TAs in certain areas.
To support numeracy needs, TAs and specialist teachers have been trained in 1st Class @ Number, Success @ Arithmatic and Numbers Count. For writing and spelling, we have continued to use Direct Phonics, Letters & Sounds, Precision Teaching, Spell it Wall and are currently trialing an online programme, Lexia.
To support with reading, we are using Jelly and Bean and have extended our use of Rapid Readers. In order to support Speech and Language, we are developing our use of Spirals Language Enrichment in Foundation and KS1.
Finally, our two learning mentors are running a number of SEAL interventions, as well as Positive Assertiveness Communication Skills training with the support of the Behaviour Support Service. Some of these interventions are delivered 1:1 and others in small groups. Pupils very much enjoy these interventions, and we are working hard to improve the links between these interventions and work within the classroom.