Banks St Stephens CE Primary School

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9th December 19
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SEND

Literacy & Learning

My child has difficulties with progress and learning.

This can include:

  • Reading and spelling

  • Learning new information and concepts

  • Working with numbers

  • Working memory

  • Concentration

  • Students may have conditions such as Specific Learning Difficulties, dyslexia, general learning difficulties, AD(H)D, Fragile X, Down Syndrome..

  • Students may present with difficulties that do not have a specific title

What can Banks St Stephens offer?

  • Quality First teaching with appropriate differentiation (including best SEN practice).

  • Visual aids to support key vocabulary, concepts and themes.

  • Access to assessment for identification of significant needs.

  • Dedicated and caring staff who value all students regardless of ability.

  • 1 to 1 Learning Assistant support for identified children

  • Small group booster classes for both Maths and English

  • Individual Education Plans for identified pupils that map out support, success and targets

  • Consultation with Teachers, Pupils and Parents in developing an identified child's learning support

  • Consultation with experts from outside agencies e.g. Educational Psychologists

  • Digital technology (iPADS, Learn Pads, Desktop and Laptop PCs) that allows children to access the mainstream curriculum in alternative ways

Social, Emotional Health

My Child has difficulties with social, emotional health or mental health.

This section includes all those young people who experience short but significant periods of high anxiety, stress, distress or anger that affect their education.

It also includes young people who have a range of longer-term recognised mental health conditions.

For both groups, issues can include:

  • Forming and maintaining relationships

  • Bereavement

  • Attitudes to attainment

  • Attendance

  • Self-esteem

  • Life outside school

What can Banks St Stephens offer?

  • Quality First teaching with appropriate differentiation (including best SEND practice)

  • Access to assessment for identification of significant needs.

  • Whole school Central Reward System.

  • Whole school policy for behaviour management with graduated response.

  • Anti-bullying policy

  • Social Skills development groups

  • Team Building groups to develop communication skills

  • Care and Share nurture groups

Speech, Language & Communication

My child has difficulties with Communication and Interaction.

This can include:

  • Understanding language.

  • Using language.

  • Understanding how to communicate socially with other people.

  • Conditions include: Specific Language Disorder, ASD/ASC (Autism), Asperger Syndrome, speech sound disorders/delay.

What can Banks St Stephens offer?  

  •  Quality First teaching with appropriate differentiation (including best SEND practice)‚Äč

  • Visual aids to support key vocabulary, concepts and themes.

  • Access to assessment for identification of significant needs.

  • 1 to 1 Learning Assistant support for identified children

  • Small group booster classes for both Maths and English

  • Individual Education Plans for identified pupils that map out support, success and targets

  • Consultation with Teachers, Pupils and Parents in developing an identified child's learning support

  • Consultation with experts from outside agencies e.g. Educational Psychologists

  • Social Skills development for small groups and individuals

  • Team Building groups to develop communication skills

  • Care and Share nurture groups

Sensory and/or Physical Needs

My child has sensory and/or physical needs.

This section covers students who have difficulties with:

  • Vision

  • Hearing

  • Gross motor co-ordination

  • Fine motor co-ordination

  • Self-organisation for daily living

  • It includes conditions such as cerebral palsy, physical injury, dyspraxia

NB Please see Speech, Language and Social Communication section for sensory issues relating to ASD/Asperger Syndrome.

What does Banks St Stephens offer?

  • Visual aids to support key vocabulary, concepts and themes.

  • Quality first teaching that provides appropriate and effective differentiation for every child

  • Access to assessment for identification of significant needs.

  • 1 to 1 Learning Assistant support for identified children

  • School adheres to guidelines on physical access

  • Consultation with Teachers, Pupils and Parents in developing an identified child's learning support

  • Consultation with experts from outside agencies e.g. Educational Psychologists

  • Digital technology (IPADS, Learn Pads, Desktop and Laptop PCs) that allows children to access the mainstream curriculum in alternative ways

Please see the attached leaflet from the inclusion and advisory service for parents with children with SEND in Lancashire.  The event takes place on Wednesday 6th November in Preston.  

FIND  : Adobe Acrobat file (6250.3k)

The FIND database includes information about disabled children and young people up to 25 years old in Lancashire.

Families are invited to submit details about their disabled child or young person to the database, which is used to develop an overview of the needs of disabled children across the county to assist with planning services.

The FIND service is strictly confidential - no individual information about any children or their families is shared with anyone.

Every family recorded on the FIND database receives a quarterly newsletter free of charge to help them keep informed about services and support which may be relevant.

The link for the database is:

https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/special-educational-needs-and-disabilities/help-for-parents-and-carers/family-information-network-directory/  

Please find the FIND newsletter for autumn 2019 attached above.