All children and young people are entitled to an education that enables them to:
- Achieve their best
- Become confident individuals fulfilling lives
- Make a successful transition into adulthood
Provision for children will be person-centred and the needs planned through co-production of identification of strengths and outcomes.
All teachers are teachers of SEND pupils and as such provide quality first teaching which takes account of the particular individual needs of pupils with SEND within the classroom. Through careful identification of the child’s need and barriers to learning, there may be adaptations made to the provision. Examples of these strategies and approaches can be found in the Ordinarily Available Provision document. The Inclusion Manager/SENCo is responsible for the management of provision and/or support for identified pupils with SEND. They will also support teachers and other staff to enable them to provide appropriate assessment and focussed provision for children in their class with SEND.
Special educational provision is educational or training provision that is additional to or different from that made generally for others of the same age. This means provision that goes beyond the differentiated approaches and learning arrangements normally provided as part of high quality, personalised teaching. It may take the form of additional support from within a setting or require involvement of specialist staff or support services. Medina provides a graduated response to each child dependent on the level of need.
Provision of Support
Additional intervention may be planned for children to work in a small group or on a one to one basis with an adult. From here we will assess, plan, do and review.
The assessment will be about gathering information for a child. This will be gained from parents/carers, previous educational experiences, professional assessments and standardised tests. Any concerns about the child arising from this information will be shared between class teacher, Inclusion Manager/SENCo and parent/carer.
There is a single stage for children in school with additional needs known as SEND support. Children on SEN Support will participate in an intervention with aims to reduce their barriers to learning. The Inclusion Manager/SENCo co-ordinates the provision of additional resources. Examples of interventions used in school are:
Interventions used in school:
- Precision Teaching
- Fine/Gross Motor Skills – BEAM
- Reading interventions – Better Reading
- Maths Booster
- Toe by Toe
- Sensory Circuits
- Socially Speaking/Time to Talk/ Talking Partners