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St Silas Primary School is a mainstream school but we are able to accommodate children with a wide range of additional needs. We aim to ensure ALL children are included and able to access the same curriculum and enjoy the same learning opportunities. St Silas believes that the key to supporting disabled pupils and pupils with special educational needs is quality first teaching with additional interventions/modifications/amendments used to remove barriers to learning and to ensure that good progress is made.
To do this, all SEND pupils are tracked and monitored regularly in Reading, Writing & Maths and complete a Reading & Spelling age test once a term.
Following each assessment period, the attainment & progress of SEND pupils are discussed during pupil progress meetings with actions being taken where necessary to support learning further or to develop a further understanding of the child’s needs – for example: A request could be made for support or an assessment to take place from a specialist/outside agency or an intervention programme to be implemented.
In total, there are four broad areas of need and support:
- Communication & Interaction (CI)- Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Speech Language and Communication Needs (SLCN)
- Cognition & Learning (COG/L)- Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD), Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) such as: Dyslexic, Dyspraxic or Dyscalculic.
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SMEH) – Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Sensory &/or Physical Needs – Hearing Impaired (HI), Visually Impaired VI, Physical Disability (PD)