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How will school help my child with SEND?

Teachers will continually assess, plan, do and review a range of interventions for your child, as part of the 'Graduated Response'. These interventions are often based on the recommendations of an external professional, such as LST, EP, SALT and/or Autism/CCN team.

Pupils will be part of the process throughout and fully involved in the decisions made. 

It is really important that parents talk to their child's class teacher, as support is done on an individual basis.

There are so many strategies and resources that school can trial to support your child and a few favourites are listed below. 

Communication and interaction

Visual aids e.g. timetables, help cards, word banks

Recording devices e.g. talking tins, microphones

Gestures e.g. sign-a- long

Cognition and learning

Task boards e.g. now and next, post it notes, chunking

Writing frames e.g. sentence starters, picture boards

Small group e.g. over learning, adult to repeat instructions

Adapted tools e.g. pencil grips, easi grip scissors

Social, emotional and mental health difficulties

Wellbeing e.g. nurture time with Pip, lunch group

Social skills e.g. key person, buddy system

Anxiety e.g. key person, Reach 4 wellbeing, brain breaks, calm zones

Mentoring e.g. key person, 1:1 nurture sessions with Pip

Sensory and/or physical needs

Adapted resources e.g. seating, hearing aids, visual aids, fidget cushions, writing slopes, weighted cushions

Exercises e.g. occupational therapy exercises, yoga, Activate

Sensory breaks e.g. chewing snacks, calm spaces, sensory room