- A range of teaching and learning styles
- Differentiated learning materials
- Access to ICT and Technology
- Additional in class support
- Additional out of class support
- Many Enrichment and Enjoyment opportunities to stimulate and motivate learning
- Flexible groupings – including small group support work
- An innovative and supportive curriculum
- The appropriate use of rewards and sanctions
- A broad range of extra-curricular activities, including homework club, one to one support and booster/extension sessions
- Assessment procedures that emphasise pupils’ strengths and achievements
- Applications during national testing at Key Stage 2 to obtain access arrangements as appropriate
This support will vary in individual cases and after a thorough assessment of needs. We ensure that provision for SEND children goes beyond the differentiated approaches and learning arrangements that are normally provided as part of quality first teaching. This may take the form of additional support or involvement of specialist staff or support services.
We monitor and document children’s progress over time. We identify children who might benefit from more intensive levels of teaching. Some of the approaches used may include:
Here are some of the strategies to support children that we use at The Academy at St James:
- Read Write Inc (A quality first phonics programme) in a targeted group.
- Precision Teaching.
- Targeted reading books.
- Daily reading.
- Reading, Writing & Maths Booster groups.
- Time Tables Rock Stars.
- Fine motor skills activities including dough disco and squiggle while you wiggle in EYFS.
- Specific SALT which is planned and supported by our commissioned Speech and Language Therapist.
- NELI – Language Development intervention which is run daily in Reception.
- Teaching Assistant led games and activities.
- From Reception to Year 6 children are supported by qualified teaching assistants.
- Support Plans enable us to target support required by individual children.
- Use of Clikker to support Reading and Writing.
- Use of ‘Seeing Al’ app on iPads to support children with reading.
We have also successfully used the charity equipped4learning to purchase electronic equipment to support the access to the curriculum for 2 children in our school this academic year.