How will Ladybrook support a child with SEND?
How will Ladybrook’s curriculum match the needs of children with SEND?
• When a child has been identified with having SEND, their learning will be monitored by the class teacher to enable them to access the curriculum more readily. All children have adapted work to meet their needs, however in cases of children with SEND, this could be adapted further. It may be that children requiring additional support are assessed using a progress tracker or follow an earlier curriculum whilst covering the same topics as their peers.
• Teaching assistants may be allocated to work with the pupil in a 1:1 or small group situation to target more specific needs. Team teaching at specific times of the year will allow the teacher to withdraw individuals or small groups for concentrated target teaching.
• If appropriate specialist equipment will be given to the child to support their learning e.g. sloping writing frames, sensory cushions, different styles of writing equipment, sprung scissors, coloured overlays/coloured paper etc.
What support will there be within Ladybrook for a child’s overall well-being?
• At Ladybrook, the well-being and pastoral support of all children is our priority. Throughout the school there are a number of strategies in place to develop the relationships between older children and younger children.
• The school council allows all pupil voices to be heard.
• Beyond this, for children with SEND, there are further opportunities available:
- All members of staff are readily available for children and families to discuss areas of concern.
- We have access to Primary Behaviour Support and Primary Jigsaw to support children having additional emotional difficulties.
- We can access out of school activities through PBSS such as forest school, for children having additional needs.
- School can access support from Young Carers, a support network for siblings of children with SEND.
- Children with medical needs will also have the support of the school nurse.
- Staff have had support in recognising and dealing with asthma, in the use of epi-pens for children with severe allergies and in working with children with diabetes
- We have trained first aiders.
- Medicine will be administered with the written consent of a parent using the school medical form. This will be administered by two members of staff to check the identity of the child, the medicine and the dosage.