Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Orford CEVA Primary School provides a broad and balanced curriculum for all children, using the National Curriculum as a starting point and embedding British and Christian values. We aim to include all children in our curriculum, and adapt what is offered, as needed, to ensure that everyone can access the learning and make good progress. Where children have additional needs or disabilities, we consider the best way to ensure that they have the same educational opportunities as everyone else, adapting to allow all children to join in and then offering additional interventions to begin to address any identified barriers.
We are very proud of our strong team of Teaching Assistants, who have high levels of training and use their expertise to support all children in school. This team, working closely with class teachers and the SENDCo, identify when there are any concerns with a child’s progress, emotional and mental health, wellbeing, engagement or access to education. We then have a range of methods to consider the root cause of the difficulty and to then offer support that is different from or additional to what is offered to all children as needed, and thus to narrow any gaps and ensure full inclusion.
Children who have additional needs or difficulties that are beyond that which can be supported within our ordinary offer quality first teaching and support already in place are supported through a Graduated Response Approach, which means that we will develop a Personalised Learning Plan (PLP) to help them adapt to or overcome barriers to learning. This follows a Plan, Do, Review cycle. Some additional needs may be short-term, and all children can have additional needs regardless of age, ability or previous history. We aim to identify these accurately and work to overcome or accommodate them effectively.
The documents below explain this in more detail.
(NB these are currently in draft form)