At SJLHS we use a graduated approach to meeting an individual student’s needs.
For the majority of student’s quality first classroom teaching will fulfil their learning needs. Some students may require the curriculum to be adapted or differentiated for the individual to access the curriculum in order to make progress. These students will not be on the SEND register.
Some students may require individual or small group intervention from a member of the support team to bridge a learning gap or to develop strategies to overcome a particular need. They may also access some support from a Teaching Assistant (TA) in lessons. Teachers will differentiate the curriculum on a regular basis as a usual way of working. These students will be identified on the register as SEN Support. All support is reviewed at least termly, with more intensive support such as literacy and numeracy interventions being reviewed every six weeks.
For a few students with more complex needs they may require more intensive and long term support in order to thrive at school. These students will have an Educational, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) which will set out clearly what provision the student needs to achieve at school. These students are also monitored by the local educational authority SEND team (Suffolk County Council) whose Local Offer can be found on their website.http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/education-and-careers/special-educational-needs/
Support and interventions offered are:
In class Teaching Assistant support
Differentiated teaching and learning
Speech, Language and communication Skills
We hold regular training session on different areas of SEND and all staff have access to information and strategies to best help students with SEND.