3. HOW WILL THE CURRICULUM BE DIFFERENTIATED TO MATCH MY CHILD’S NEEDS?
- The long term curriculum plans are available to parents on the school website, alongside ideas for how parents can support their child’s learning outside of school;
- All learning activities within class are planned and differentiated at an appropriate level, so that all children are able to access learning according to their specific needs. Typically, this might mean that in a lesson there would be three different levels of work set for the class, however on occasions this might be individually differentiated;
- The class teacher, alongside the SENCo will discuss a child’s needs and what support will be appropriate;
- Children with SEND will have access to the appropriate resources needed in order to help them to make progress e.g. phonic mats, coloured overlays, Specialist programmes;
- The SENCo reports to the Head teacher and Governors regularly to inform them about the progress of children with SEND and how resources are being used. Information provided will never name individual children in order to maintain confidentiality at all times;
- The governor responsible for SEND also meets regularly with the SENCo. They report on their visit to the governors to keep them all informed with school or LA (Local Authority) information;
- The governors agree priorities for spending within the SEN budget, including the Pupil Premium, with the overall aim that all children receive the support that they need in order to make progress. This will include resourcing appropriate equipment and facilities.
HOW WILL WE KNOW IF THIS HAS HAD AN IMPACT?
· Ensuring that the child is making progress academically against national/ age expected levels (or equivalents) and that the gap is narrowing between them and their peers;
· By reviewing children’s targets in IEPs and ensuring that they are being met;
· Through verbal feedback from the child, the parent and teacher to build a wider picture;
· Through children moving off the SEN Register when they have made sufficient progress – parents will always be informed if this has taken place.