SEND Curriculum Intent
All children with a SEND at Shireland Hall Primary Academy have access to a curriculum that is appropriate to their individual needs whilst maintaining elements of challenge. This may look different for each child depending on their main area of need (see below for more information). To ensure children are fully included within our school, all additional provision is delivered within the child's home class as much as possible. In some cases, children may attend a morning intervention group to support their needs/
All teaching and learning for children with SEND is:
Delivered through high quality teaching
Differentiated and personalised to meet individual needs
Based on observations and knowledge of where our children are in their learning and development
Based on decisions informed by parent and pupil voice
Regularly assessed and reviewed in order to continually meet changes of need
Informed by wider professional advice
Appropriately challenging to ensure children continue to make individualised progress
As well as the above, children with SEND will also have an individual target plan that outlines personalised targets for school and home to work on with their child. These targets are based on various needs and will be linked to professional reports and, if appropriate, their Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP).
Professionals involved with a child's development provide recommendations for school to follow and offer additional school support, where needed, in order for staff to be able to effectively implement their advice.
Areas of Need
Communication and Interaction
Cognition and Learning
Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) Difficulties
Sensory and / or Physical Needs
For children who require a highly individualised provision in order to access a curriculum appropriate to their needs, we deliver two SEND intervention groups that are run each morning.
These two groups are:
Sun group - KS1 children
Star group - KS2 children
During these interventions groups, the children will have access to a differentiated curriculum which includes Phonics, Maths and English. As well as this, children will be supported to develop:
Physical skills including gross and fine motor skills;
Crucial life skills.
These are provided in addition to your traditional curriculum in to support our children with SEND towards being as independent as possible in the future. See below for some examples of this in action.