If your child is identified as having special educational needs, your child’s teacher will meet with you and with your child to discuss the provision that will be put in place to meet their needs. The provision will be developed based on these discussions and your child’s assessment data. Once the provision has been carried out, your child’s teacher will assess how effective the provision has been in terms of the amount of progress your child has made and will meet with you again to discuss how to move forward.
In order to provide additional support to identified children, we run small groups aimed at developing children’s self-esteem, confidence and social skills. These include a range of activities including board games, sensory activities and imaginative play. If your child is being supported by a professional from outside of school, such as a speech and language therapist, then they may also be involved in planning and assessing the provision offered. This cycle is shown in the diagram below:
People who may support your child
There are many different members of staff who may support your child. Each class has a teaching assistant who may work with your child one to one or in small groups to support or extend their learning. There are also members of staff who may carry out additional work with your child. Mrs Islam works with individuals and small groups who have English as an additional language and Mrs Elder and Mrs Holmes run intervention programmes (programmes of work to give your child a ‘boost’). We also receive support from professionals from outside school which is detailed later in this report. If your child is receiving any additional support, this will be discussed with you by your child’s teacher or you can arrange to meet with Mrs Boggis (Inclusion Leader) who is responsible for co-ordinating any extra support.
Supporting your child’s well-being
All children at St. Peter’s take part in lessons that contain Personal, Social and Health education. These follow the SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) curriculum which develops a child’s social skills and emotional understanding as well as promoting areas such as healthy eating and anti-bullying but can also be tailored to the needs of the class in particular week. We have a wide range of extra-curricular activities which enable children to lead a healthy lifestyle alongside their PE lessons. We also offer residential trips in Year 5 and 6 which are an excellent opportunity to develop personal and social skills.
We use systems of positive behaviour management throughout the school. One example of this is our house points system. All the children in the school are part of a ‘house’ (Jaguars, Lions, Leopards and Tigers) and are given ‘house points’ as rewards for positive attitudes, good behaviour, effort etc. Many classes also have their own additional reward systems.
The children at St. Peter’s are also given many opportunities to share their views on issues through the school council, eco council, class discussions and one-to-one meetings with their teachers. In Key Stage 2 (juniors), each child writes weekly in a learning journal designed to give them the opportunity to have a dialogue with their teacher about their learning. All children are also given the opportunity to share their views on school and learning through a one page profile as well as discussing how they would like any additional support to be organised in meetings with their teacher.
If your child has a medical condition, please refer to our policy for working with children with medical conditions.