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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

The school’s policy is that all children’s needs should be met as far as possible in the classroom with appropriate levels of differentiation from the class teacher and additional support from experienced and qualified Teaching Assistants. The school actively promotes small classes across the age and ability ranges. In English and Maths we have especially small groups of no more than 15 with at least two adults for the children who learn more slowly than their peers. However, some children do require interventions when their attainment and/or progress is a concern. We have two designated areas for 1:1 and small group interventions (2-5 pupils).

The school uses a range of programmes in its interventions. These include Rapid Reading, Rapid Writing, Sound Training, Rapid Maths, Numicon and First Class in Number.
The school’s SEND policy can be found here.

  • ADDISS - the National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service, providing people-friendly information and resources about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
  • Afasic - the charity representing children and young adults with communication impairments, working for their inclusion in society and supporting their parents and carers.
  • British Dyslexia Association - the voice of dyslexic people. They offer advice, information and help to families, professionals and dyslexic individuals.
  • Epilepsy Action - the British Epilepsy Association provides a wide range of services and information to support anybody with an interest in epilepsy.
  • Look UK - the National federation of Families with Visually impaired children- linking families of children with a visual impairment across the country and providing support and advice.
  • Mencap - the UK's leading learning disability charity working with people with a learning disability and their families and carers.
  • NDCS - the National Deaf Children's Society is exclusively dedicated to supporting all deaf children, young deaf people and their families in overcoming the challenges of childhood deafness.
  • NSPCC - the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children UK's leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children.
  • RNIB - the Royal National Institute for the Blind offers practical support and advice to anyone with a sight problem.
  • Action on Hearing Loss - formerly the Royal National Institute for the Deaf, is the largest charity representing the deaf and hard of hearing people in the UK.

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