At Bowesfield Primary School we believe in providing an inclusive education therefore we ensure that all staff acknowledge their responsibility in adapting their learning opportunities and including children with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities at all times. The SEND Code of Practice (2015) informs everything we do in relations to SEND and all classroom staff understand that “all teachers are teachers of children with SEND.” We recognise that children learn at different rates and show a great variety in the ways in which they learn best. Teachers take this into account when they organise and plan their lessons, and differentiated approaches are used to meet the children where they are at that moment in their learning. However, some children still find it much harder to learn than others of the same age and may need extra help. This may be because they have difficulties with:
- reading, writing, number work or understanding information
- expressing themselves or understanding what is being said to them
- organising themselves
- understanding and following rules and routines
- making friends or relating to adults
- a medical condition
- a sensory need such as a difficulty with seeing or hearing
Our Inclusion Team work closely with teachers, teaching assistants, parents and the child themselves to create robust support plans that have the child and their progress at the heart of them.
At Bowesfield Primary School, we also have our brand new learning hub, nicknamed The Hive to match our bee-themed ‘Be Bowesfield’ school values. The Hive is a resource used for children with the most significant special educational needs. The Bowesfield SEND & Inclusion team works alongside classroom staff to plan and oversee the provision in The Hive where specialist trained teaching assistants support the children in short bursts through a variety of approaches. The aim is that children have access to The Hive for specific areas of learning before returning to learning in class with their peers in order to support them both academically and socially. The sensory equipment in The Hive also helps some children to regulate their emotions and prepare them to return to class ready to learn. The Hive is equipped with some Occupational Therapy equipment which allows us to enact the guidance and recommendations given for those children who are working with the local Paediatric Occupational Therapy Service.
If you have any queries regarding SEND, please contact our Inclusion Team at email@example.com
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