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SEND Spring 2016

There are currently 44 children without statements on the SEN register which is 19% of the school population. The national average is 12.1%. There are two children in the school with EHC plans, one of which was recently been transferred from a statement of need.  Since the beginning of this academic year two children have been removed from the register which is 4.4% of the children on the list.

This term we have started our Nurture provision. We are using the Boxall Profile to assess the needs of the six children who have been chosen because of their difficulty in following the rules of the classroom and their inability to display the correct behaviour for learning. It will run for four sessions which are 2 – 2½hours long. In the sessions there will be a mixture of an appropriate curriculum taught and activities that give the children strategies to cope with the classroom routines that they are struggling with. Its aim is to return the children to their classes full time within three terms equipped with approaches that will aid the self-regulation of their behaviour.

Six children are attending play therapy at the Toy Library; this has made an impact, especially with the current children’s social and communication development. Five children are currently receiving STEPs one to one programmes. The English interventions we are currently delivering are, Toe by Toe, Word Wasp, Hornet and Fischer Family Trust.  The maths interventions are Dyscalculia activities, Power of 2 and Plus 1.

The speech and language therapist from Blossom Tree, Lynsey Reader, left at the end of the last term; however there will be a replacement therapist after the February half term that will make up the time missed by working two days a week. Hannah Jackson,  our other SALT from Blossom Tree has concentrated on EYFS and has screened the FS1 and 2 children, run some parent training and begun to deliver therapy where needed. She has also started to provide training for the KS1 staff that are running SALT programmes. 

John Hepburn will be changing how he supports us in order to get through the graduated approach to the EHC plans gathering information process quickly and efficiently. He will now be coming in on Monday and Tuesday back to back once a month (a timetable is available). Kate Lake the assistant psychologist has settled into the school well and is running programmes supported by John and on his recommendations. Kate is running several programmes including: working memory training, mindfulness (an anxiety intervention) and Fun Friends (a social communication programme). She is also supporting two children on the spectrum giving them strategies to cope with everyday situations in the classroom. There is also speech and language support being delivered to a number of children across the school including the SALT programmes which are monitored and will be written by Hannah and her colleague when she arrives.