Miss Taws, SENCO, co-ordinates the work of all staff with SEND pupils. Pupils with SEND are supported in class by their Class Teacher and Teaching Assistants.
All classes at South Stanley Junior School have TA support. Pupils may also work with other TAs in school to support them or to do specific work e.g. speech and language programmes. Your child may work in class with individual or small group support or may sometimes be withdrawn from the classroom to work one to one with a TA or in small groups.
Teaching & Learning
Your child’s work in all subjects will be tailored to their individual needs. Pupils who have identified SEND will have an Individual Education Plan which helps staff, pupils and parents to tailor learning to your child’s needs.
School offers a range of programmes to help pupils with SEND.
- Lexia – A computerised programme to help develop phonic knowledge & spelling patterns. It is particularly helpful for children with dyslexia.
- Accelerated Reader – A computer based programme to develop pupils ability to read and understand texts.
- RM Maths – A computerised programme to develop basic maths skills.
- Hornet – A programme which is delivered in very small groups to help children develop phonic knowledge and spelling patterns. It is particularly helpful for children with dyslexia.
- Frostig – To develop fine motor skills (e.g. handwriting).
- Read, Write Inc & Fresh Start – To help pupils to develop reading and writing.
- Counselling – For pupils who may have social and emotional difficulties.
- Crisis Response – Early Intervention Programme – For pupils who may have social and emotional difficulties which impact on their relationships in school or at home.
- Communicating with Children – For pupils who may have social and emotional difficulties.
- Movement Programme – A programme to develop fine and gross motor skills e.g. balance.
- Catch-up Literacy – To develop reading, spelling and writing.
- Catch-up Numeracy – To develop basic maths skills and understanding.
- First class@number – Small group work to develop basic maths skills and understanding.
Some children benefit from special equipment to aid their learning. These may include, for example, special pens, rulers, cushions, coloured overlays etc. These, or other special equipment, would be provided if recommended for your child.
Support from other professionals
School works closely with other professionals who may be involved in the care/education of your child. These may include one or more of the following:
- Occupational Therapy – For pupils with fine and gross motor difficulties.
- Camhs – For pupils with social and emotional difficulties.
- Speech & Language Therapy.
- School Nurses.
- Health Visitors.
- SEND team – Assess pupils for specific SEND and may suggest individual support programmes.
- LACES team – For looked after children.
- Educational Psychology Service – To assess pupils for specific SEND and provide individual support programmes.
Support for parents/carers
- Open Door Policy – Come into school at any time if you feel you need to discuss anything.
- Termly parents evenings.
- Termly SEND reviews/annual reviews depending upon your child’s needs.
Extra Curricular Activities
We want your child to enjoy their time at South Stanley Juniors to the full and offer regular after school activities which are open to all pupils.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.