SEND Local Offer

7. How do we ensure children with SEND enjoy a broad and balanced curriculum?

We provide a curriculum that is broad, balanced, motivating and accessible to all children.

We want our exciting curriculum to be one of the many reasons our children love coming to school!

We work hard to ensure that all of our children achieve in lots of different ways as well as academic learning – for example, in drama, sport, music, dance, showing leadership and taking on responsibilities.

We encourage children with SEND to play a full part in the life of our school. Many of our children with a special educational need have extra responsibilities and taking such roles helps them to communicate more confidently with other children.

We arrange educational visits and journeys and make sure that all of our children can take part. We do a risk assessment* and when necessary make reasonable adjustments* to plans and arrangements to make sure that all children can attend.

Your child’s My Plan document shows additional specialist interventions* to accelerate their progress in, for example, reading, writing and mathematics. We choose these interventions after looking carefully at research.

These sessions run for a limited time. Some may be only 6 weeks, frequent and short. For example, two or three twenty minute sessions a week. They are well taught by a trained Teacher or Teaching Assistant.

Our Inclusion Leader monitors the quality and effectiveness of these interventions every term. For example, we measure a reading level at the start of a reading intervention and then assess progress over time and levels of attainment. If a child is not making sufficient progress and/or is falling short of expectations, we will consider other forms of support in discussion with you and your child.

We also adapt the curriculum to include children with SEND, for example:

  • Providing quiet time out for a student with emotional needs
  • Providing a visual timetable* and clear explanations of tasks for children with communication needs
  • Providing assistive technology (including where necessary Augmentative and Alternative Communication*) to ensure effective communication

Additional staff provide support for learning in the Classroom and sometimes in small groups away from the main part of the lesson for a short period of time. These staff include:

  • Teaching Assistants
  • Specialist SEND teacher
  • Beanstalk Reading Volunteers
  • 1:1 maths/literacy tutors


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