Curriculum Intentions SEND
Within the SEND department we work closely with the children and young people that we support to develop and address their individual areas of need.
Literacy interventions are in place across the school to help children and young people who are working at a stage that is significantly below age related expectations. Pupils are assessed to find their strengths and areas of need in reading. They are then matched with an appropriate group or program designed to bridge the gaps in their learning. Programs differ in nature depending on the area of need. Pupils use online resources such as Lexia. Pupils are taught in bespoke situations or in small groups to address difficulties in phonics, comprehension, inference, vocabulary and fluency.
Our social skills curriculum is designed to help pupils become more independent, confident and build self-esteem. The curriculum includes learning to help pupils know more about autism. Pupils learn about how to recognise their own emotional responses as well as understanding the emotions of others. Emotional regulation and coping strategies are a key part of the curriculum. Pupils also learn the skills needed to self-advocate.
Our life skills program helps our children and young people learn the skills they will need to become independent adults. Learning is planned around real-life situations that pupils will need to navigate as they are growing up and as adults.
Provides a functional-skills and PSHE based curriculum. The curriculum is designed to build pupil’s foundation skills in core areas as well as improving their confidence and self-esteem.
In addition to the provisions above we also provide bespoke support for children and young people with SEND. These are often programmes written for school by external professionals to support a particular area of need or deficit. We also use evidence based interventions to support children and young people with difficulties across the broad areas of SEND.