A child has Special Educational Needs when he or she has 'significantly greater difficulty' than their peers. Some children have visible needs, other children have needs that we cannot see. Confidentiality is important and we only share information with other agencies regarding LDD/SEN with the parent/carer's consent.
Provision in school is in three 'waves'
Wave 1 ~ Most children learn well and to with Quality First Teaching. That is teaching differentiated to meet the learning needs of a divserse range of children through a multi~sensory approach. Our thematic learning supports Quality First Teaching through enabling children to bring their strengths and interests into areas where they experience more difficulty.
Wave 2 ~ Children who require some intervention to 'catch up' and are achieving just below the National Expectation. These children require a group or individual programme of learning. Some children at Wave 2 children will be on the AEN register at 'School Action'. Intervention programmes such as ELS (Early Literacy Support) in Year 1 and Springboard Maths (in Years 5 and 6) are Wave 2 interventions.
Wave 3 ~ Children who do not 'catch up' after a Wave 2 intervention, or who have considerably greater difficulties than their peers, will require individual support. All children recieving support at Wave 3 are recorded at School Action on the AEN register. We can provide up to five hours a week additional support which may include specific programmes, equipment or teaching assistant support. For children whose needs are more significant or complex we can apply for IPF (Individual Pupil Funding), some children (a very small minority) will require a statement of Special Educational Needs. Parents and carers will be fully consulted and informed throughout any process.