The Four Areas of Need

SEND areas of need.

Communication and Interaction

  • Access to small group and/or individualised interventions to develop skills in communication, interaction, emotional awareness and self-care.
  • Visual timetables.
  • Access to low stimulus area or safe area.
  • Flexible approaches to timetable.
  • Modifications to lunch and/or break times.
  • Access to technology where appropriate.
  • Explicit teaching of generalising skills from one context to another
  • Careful planning of transitions.
  • Mentoring and/or buddy systems.

Cognition and learning

  • Regular, individually focused intervention
  • Practical aids for learning
  • Reading material suited to age
  • Phonic development programme/1:1 phonics support.
  • Catch Up literacy and numeracy.
  • Access to technical aids e.g. spell checker, ICT software and/or hardware
  • Exam access arrangements.
  • Targeted QFT.
  • Opportunities for overlearning through repetition and reinforcement.

 

Social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

  • Access to counselling services.
  • Supported transition programmes with all secondary schools.
  • Small group work targeting social, emotional and mental health difficulties.
  • Resilience intervention.
  • Supported transition programmes with all secondary schools.
  • 1:1 mentoring.
  • Timetable modifications.
  • Behaviour intervention.
  • Carefully selected tutor groups.

 

 

Sensory and Physical needs.

 

  • Additional in class support as appropriate.
  • Resource adaptions.
  • Access to ICT.
  • Concrete apparatus available to support learning
  • Adapted curriculum to enable full access.
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