Context

We have a smaller than average percentage of children with identified special educational needs but we provide a swift and easy referral process for all children recognising that needs change over time. Teaching standard No.5 states:

Teachers must adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils.

  • Know when and how to differentiate appropriately, using approaches which enable pupils to be taught effectively.
  • Have a secure understanding of how a range of factors can inhibit pupils’ ability to learn and how best to overcome these.
  • Demonstrate and awareness of the physical, social and intellectual development of pupils and know how to adapt teaching to support pupils’ education at different stages of development.
  • Have a clear understanding of the needs of pupils including those with special educational needs; those with EAL; those with disabilities and be able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support them.

We provide learning environments that enable every child to access a curriculum which is both relevant and challenging to them through the following provision.

Quality First teaching

Effective Learning Wheel

For effective teaching and learning to take place there are a number of key elements that we feel are essential.

  • Inclusion friendly environments including strategies to ensure equal access to the curriculum e.g. visual timetables
  • Teaching standard number 5
  • Regular training
  • Personalised planning
  • Initial assessment- WIPD quick checker, Class Teacher Assessment

Parents contribute to this by:

  • Daily reading at home
  • Participating in and supporting home learning projects

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