All children at Spalding Primary School, regardless of their need, receive excellent classroom teaching known as Quality First Teaching.
However, we recognise that each child's needs are unique and so each child will receive different support, depending upon their specific needs. The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) and class teacher will decide which strategies and resources are appropriate to support your child's needs. Where outside agencies are involved, they will provide advice about how best to support your child's needs.
Any pupil identified as having a special educational need and/or disability is on the SEND register. Extra help will be given to these pupils to help them to make progress. Some examples of ways we may support your child further may include:
Specific group work within a smaller group of children
This group or one to one support may be:
This type of support is available for a child who has specific gaps in their understanding of a subject/area of learning and those who have been identified as requiring SEN Support.
Education, Health and Care Plans
From September 2014, 'Statements' were replaced by 'Education, Health and Care Plans'. This document will continue to outline a pupil's special educational need and the support that the school needs to put in place to help them, but it's a much more child friendly document, based around the pupil and their family. Over a 2-3 year period, most current 'Statements' will be replaced by an 'EHCP' at a child's annual review.
Only children with the most complex and significant special educational needs will be considered for an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). If you think your child needs a EHCP you will need to discuss your concerns with the school Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO), who will advise you about whether your child needs an Education, Health and Care Plan and only once the school has exhausted its provision and outside agency support, will this be considered. These discussions are normally held at a review meeting with outside agencies.