Students with additional needs are taught in the mainstream classroom. Lessons are differentiated by teaching staff who are specialists within their subject areas, to ensure every child in the room can access the work and make progress.
Every class teacher is responsible for planning, monitoring and supporting every child in their classroom. Classes may have a Learning Support Advisor who will also help in differentiation and support throughout the lesson.
Staff have access to relevant information on pupils. This advice contains information on how best to support those with additional needs. This advice is collated from professional reports and prior knowledge from teaching and support staff.
Additional to this:
- Initially we identify the area of difficulty.
- Once this is clear, we agree a programme of support with all stakeholders; parents, staff, the student and external professionals where appropriate.
- This individual programme of support is recorded and reviewed termly, to ensure the student is making progress.
- This is reviewed by the teacher with responsibility for that particular year group or specific intervention.
- All interventions are recorded in a secure central location, so the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCo) have an overview of the arrangements for all SEN pupils.
We offer a range of support programmes within HWS, dependent upon the needs of the cohort of students. This programme is reviewed and evaluated regularly to ensure it is meeting the needs of all SEN students within the school.