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Support for SEN students

What Support Does my Child Receive if they have SEND?

If your child is identified as needing SEN Support K/Statement or have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP,) they will have a range of support both in and out of the lesson time.

This can consist of:
 
For Year 7 and Year 8
  • Students have reading coaches who work one to one on a reading support programme in registration time.
  • Students have an additional literacy and numeracy lesson on their timetable.
  • Students have small group intervention delivered by an LSA.
  • Students have the Accelerated Reading programme.
  • Students have access, via the digital library, to e-books.
  • Students have external agencies for Occupational Therapy.
  • Students have access to a Speech and Language Therapist working one to one and providing a programme of work.
  • Students have access to an Educational Psychologist who work s one to one and provides a programme of work.
  • Students have a lunchtime nurture group.
  • Students do Number Shark (numeracy) and Word Shark (literacy) in tutor time.
  • Students have an after school Literacy Club on Tuesdays with intervention teacher.
 
Year 9
  • Students are timetabled to small groups where possible.
  • Students take part in Number Shark (numeracy) and Word Shark (literacy) in tutor time.
  • Students with identified dyslexia have NESSIE intervention with an LSA or additional support in lessons.
  • Students have external agencies support for Occupational Therapy.
  • Students have Speech and Language Therapists working one to one and providing a programme of work.
  • Students have access to an Educational Psychologist who works one to one and provides a programme of work.
  • Students have a lunchtime nurture group.
Year 10/11
  • Students have an intervention programme for literacy and numeracy.
  • Students have booster LSA support with coursework in registration.
  • Students have access to residential study trips.
  • Students have Aspirations advisor for careers advice.
  • Students have access to external agencies for Occupational Therapy.
  • Students have Speech and Language Therapists working one to one and providing a programme of work.
  • Students have access to an Educational Psychologist who works one to one and provides a programme of work.
  • Students have a lunchtime nurture group run by LSA.

All years

  • After school homework support is available on request with the SEN department.
Enrichment Activities

Not all students want to be in the mall at lunchtime so during this time there are various places that students can go to:

Ms Tisdale runs the lunchtime club in G2/3.  Although the club is mainly aimed at students with physical disabilities, it is a quiet place where a variety of students go to eat their lunch and socialise with other students.  Any students interested must speak with Ms Tisdale first please.

Also available at lunchtime is Talk Club with our school counsellor Denver Jones.  This is in the Humanities area.  Students who want to have a talk with Ms Jones, other students or maybe use their transformers, can go there for their lunch break.

For year 7 students there is the year 7 only playground where students can play football or sit at the picnic benches and get some fresh air.  Also for year 7, the theatre is open at lunchtimes during the winter, showing a variety of films and entertainment.

 

 

  1. SEND Information Report Nov 2016
  2. SEND Newsletter 2016 Autumn
  3. Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy Local Offer