SENDCo – Mrs Whitelam – Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
SENDCo Governors – Dianne Hamilton
At Adelaide Primary School we value all children equally whatever the differences in their abilities or behaviours and believe that every child matters. We cherish this diversity and recognise the benefits to everyone in having an inclusive education system. At Adelaide Primary School we ensure all pupils, regardless of their specific needs are supported to make the best possible progress. We believe that pupils with SEND and their parent/carers should be at the heart of planning and decision making. We aim to provide opportunities for pupils with SEND and their parent/carers to play an active role in planning their provision in accordance with the SEND Code of Practice 2014.
This is Hull’s Local Offer to Children with disabilities and special educational needs and their families.
Frequently Asked Questions
•Have a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age; or
•Have a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools.”
Our decision is based on lots of things. Your views are very important, as are the views of your child and the class teacher. We look at progress and the work in books. We observe pupils both inside and outside the classroom. We sometimes carry out a range of tests so that we have a better understanding of your child’s strengths and weaknesses. This helps us to target support more effectively.
•Differentiation and scaffolding – this is when the class teacher modifies work to enable pupils to do similar work to the other children in the class
•Small group work – either in or out of the classroom with adult support
•One to one support
•Specialised programmes for pupils with particular learning difficulties such as reading, spelling or mathematical difficulties
•Life skills groups
•Social skills programmes
•Communication programmes for pupil with interaction difficulties
•Language enrichment groups for pupils who need to develop their vocabulary
•Speech and language therapy programmes
•Fine and gross motor skills programmes
Many pupils with SEN have an individual support plan which provides details about the extra support they are receiving in school, and helps parents to support their child at home. The class teacher and SENDCo will also be happy to help you with ideas for home.
· A Teaching Assistant
· Another teacher from the same year group
· The SENDCo (special educational needs and disabilities coordinator)
· We are also involved with a number of specialists from outside the school. These include the Education Psychology Service (EP), teachers of children with physical and sensory difficulties (IPaSS), speech and language therapists (SALT), the school nurse, teachers of children with learning difficulties and Northcott, Tweendykes and Ganton outreach service. These specialists offer guidance for the school in order to best support children’s needs.
We will always let you know before someone from outside the school works with your child.
• Preparation of a transition book which includes photographs of key people and places in the new classroom or setting, as well as other useful information
• Short visits to the new classroom or setting
• Introducing new staff to pupils in familiar surroundings
• “All about me” communication passports, containing important information about the child to share with new staff
Useful information for parents
Top tips for Phonics
Top tips for Reading
Your child can listen to talking books on MP3 players or tablets anywhere like in the car or simple chill out time. Playing fun phonics games using apps on your phone or tablet. Help you read text messages. They can use the internet too, to go on websites for fun reading activities. http://www.youngcalibre.org.uk/
Top tips for Spelling
You hear with your ear.
The word separate has ‘a rat’ in it
There are keys in donkeys
rhythm helps your two hips move – spells ‘rhythm’
necessary has one collar and 2 sleeves
Knight = K – night
Gnome = G – nome
Top tips for organisation
Top tips for memory
Top tips for maths