All children at Bessemer Primary School, regardless of their need, receive excellent classroom teaching known as Quality First Teaching.
Any pupil identified as having a special educational need and/or disability is placed on the school’s SEND register. Additional help will be given to these pupils to help them to make progress. Some examples of ways we may support your child further may include specific group work
This group support (usually referred to as intervention groups) may be:
This type of support is available for a child who has specific gaps in their understanding of a subject/area of learning and who therefore has been identified as requiring SEN Support.
Specified Individual support
This is usually provided via an Education, Health and Care plan (EHC). This means your child will have been identified by the Inclusion Manager and SENCO as needing a particularly high level of support or small group teaching which cannot be provided from the budget available to the school.
Usually your child will also need support from professionals outside the school.
This may be from:
Education, Health Care Plans
From September 2014, ‘Statements’ will be replaced by ‘Education, Health and Care Plans’.
This document will continue to outline a pupil’s special educational need and the support that
the school needs to put in place to help them, but it will be a much more child friendly
document, based around the pupil and their family. Over a 2-3 year period, most current
Statements will be replaced by an ‘EHCP’ at a child’s annual review.
Only children with the most complex and significant special educational needs will be considered for an Education, Health Care Plan (EHC). If you think your child needs a EHC you will need to discuss your concerns with the school Inclusion Manager/SENCo, who will advise you about whether your child needs an Education, Health and Care plan and only once the school has exhausted its provision and outside agency support will this be considered.
Waves of support
The waves of intervention model shows the way we target additional support.
Wave 1 describes quality inclusive teaching which takes into account the learning needs of all the children in the classroom. This includes providing differentiated work and creating an inclusive learning environment.
Wave 2 describes specific, additional and time-limited interventions provided for some children who need help to accelerate their progress to enable them to work at or above age-related expectations. Wave 2 interventions are often targeted at a group of pupils with similar needs.
Wave 3 describes targeted provision for a minority of children where it is necessary to provide highly tailored intervention to accelerate progress or enable children to achieve their potential. This may include one to one or specialist interventions.
Where interventions and support are needed, they are quickly put into place.
The school constantly evaluates the effectiveness of the provision for SEND pupils by monitoring the progress being made. Where a pupil is not making the expected progress we look at the planning, differentiation and resources provided as well as the time and level of support given and adapt them where necessary. Where further interventions are required, we may seek advice from specialist teams. In our school we have access to various specialist services including those universally provided by Southwark Council which are described on the local offer website here. http://localoffer.southwark.gov.uk
Liaison between the Inclusion Manager, class teacher, parents learning support teacher, TAs and other outside professional, reinforces and underpins any adjustments being made.