We recognise that often some children may need additional support in school. This can range from short-term support for a specific emotional or social issue that the child is experiencing, through to longer-term learning support.
We are well equipped to support a wide range of children's needs. The school has two nationally qualified Special Needs Co-ordinators and a team of 10 Teaching Assistants (TAs). The school's nominated Special Needs Co-ordinator (Miss Harrison) is responsible for managing the provision that is in place across the school and helps teachers to make sure the needs of all children are met. Our Teaching Assistants work with children in class so they are fully able to access the curriculum and also provide additional 1:1 and small group support for children where this is appropriate. We are always take care to ensure that children receiving such extra support do not miss out on activities in class.
The school has two fully trained Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSAs) who work with children experiencing emotional or social problems either in or out of school. They work with children in lots of different ways, ranging from group social skills work through to support for children who have suffered loss or bereavement. We always seek permission from parents before commencing such work.
If you would like to find out more about how we support children in our school, you may find the Special Educational Needs Policy useful (see policy and document section). Alternatively, you are very welcome to book a time to meet with Miss Harrison. Appointments can be booked via the school office.
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