Most children and young people will have their special educational needs met in mainstream schools through good classroom practice. This is called Quality First Teaching.
At Consett Junior School we follow a graduated support approach which is called “Assess, Plan, Do, Review”. This means that we will:
- Assess a child’s special educational needs
- Plan the provision to meet your child’s aspirations and agreed outcomes
- Do put the provision in place to meet those outcomes
- Review the support and progress
As part of this approach, we will produce a SEN Support Plan that describes the provision that we will make to meet a child’s special educational needs and agreed outcomes. Parents and carers will be fully involved in this process.
A small percentage of children and young people with significant learning difficulties might need an assessment that could lead to an Education, Health and Care Plan. Full details can be found on the Local Offer website.
You can find details of how we adapt the curriculum and make it more accessible for pupils with SEN below:
- Quality First Teaching and what this means for your child
- Specific group work
- Specialist group support from outside agencies e.g. Speech and Language Therapy; Speech and Language work to improve Reading and Writing, Early intervention programme to build confidence, self esteem and peer group relationships
- Specific individual support for children whose learning needs are severe, complex which may involve specialist provision
- Range of teaching and learning styles to suit all aspects of how pupils learn
- An engaging, innovative and supportive curriculum tailored to the needs of all pupils
- Mentoring and Counselling, where necessary by scholl staff or through outside agencies
- A broad range of extra-curricular activities, including homework club, booster classes, music groups, art club and a variety of sport and outdoor activities
- Differentiated materials, where necessary
Pupils who come to us with a specific learning difficulty, we discuss this with parents and provide the support that the school is able to offer, reviewing this termly and seeking the advice of outside agencies where necessary.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.