What we offer
In line with the Code of Practice, all staff at St Chad’s Primary School are involved in supporting pupils with special educational needs, disabilities and medical needs, so we make sure that staff have training to help them do this.
Our SEN adviser, Helen Norton provides the school with specialist support, training and advice.
- Recent training in school has included:
- Autism Outreach training sessions
- Precision Teaching training
- Staff also have the opportunity to attend courses run by Staffordshire Local Authority or alternative providers. Recently these have included sessions on Deaf Awareness and Hearing Impairment.
- Mrs Johnson, also delivers training to staff on SEN support , strategies and advice. Mrs Johnson has a Post Graduate qualification in Special Education Needs accredited by the University of Birmingham –December 2016.
Support available for children with SEND at St Chad’s
- Our teachers adapt what they are teaching or the way they are teaching to help children learn and progress in the best way possible. Staff have received training on First Quality Teaching and they use this as part of their practice within the classroom.
- Extra support can be given in a small group by the teacher or a teaching assistant. This kind of support is provided in the classroom.
- Extra support can also be given to children by an adult for short times during the day, or over a week to support them to learn specific skills.
- Children with special educational needs and /or disabilities will often have individual targets that show what they need help with.
- The school will seek advice from a specialist support teacher or other professional if required.
We aim for all children in our school to have a voice about what happens in their school. For children with Special Educational Needs we use a variety of strategies to support this including:
- Holding Learning conversations each term
- Using Learning Challenge faces
- Involving the children in setting, agreeing and reviewing their own targets
- Using Self and Peer assessment at the beginning and end of learning
- Allowing choice based differentiated activities to ensure children are challenged
- Ensuring the children have opportunities to work with a range of children
- Ensuring the children have a designated adult to go to if they need help educationally, socially or emotionally
- Providing opportunities to become involved in the School Council and the Spiritual Committee
- Using personalised behaviour charts where appropriate
- Providing visual timetables in all classrooms
- Providing prompt cards to enable the children to experience greater independence
Please find our Inclusion booklet below for further information.