Supporting pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
At Addingham Primary School, we strive to meet the needs of all pupils within our school.
The DfE Code of Practice (2015) states “High quality teaching that is differentiated and personalised will meet the individual needs of the majority of children and young people. Some children and young people need educational provision that is additional to or different from this. This is special educational provision under Section 21 of the Children and Families Act 2014. Schools and colleges must use their best endeavours to ensure that such provision is made for those who need it. Special educational provision is underpinned by high quality teaching and is compromised by anything less.”
All staff are aware of SEND within the school and receive high quality information and training. We pride ourselves on our embedded, consistent approaches to Quality First Teaching and using our best endeavours.
We aim to quickly identify pupils, who are making limited progress and provide targeted interventions and support to meet their needs. We ensure that parents are fully aware of the SEND process and informed of their child’s learning regularly throughout the year. We are a fully inclusive school and have strong links with the Local Authority, Health Professionals, and organisations within our community. Our environment at Addingham Primary School, is developing regularly and consciously to meet the needs of our pupils. We aim to continue to learn, develop and grow our understanding of SEND across the school to meet the needs of all pupils within our care.
If you have any concerns or wish to discuss SEND at our school, please do not hesitate to contact me:
Mrs. Joelle Monkman
The Four Main Areas of SEND
If your child has been identified as having a Special Educational Need or Disability, it will be determined which of the four areas, will be their main area of need. We promote the ethos of Quality First Teaching within school, to adapt and meet learning needs. We will then follow the process of Assess-plan-do-review alongside parents/carers, to determine the next steps for your child.
Communication & Interaction
- Speech, learning and communication (SLCN)
Cognition & Learning
- Specific learning difficulty (SpLD)
- Mild to moderate learning difficulty (MLD)
- Severe learning difficulty (SLD)
- Profound multiple learning difficulty (PMLD)
Social, Emotional & Mental Health
- Children and young people with SEMH may have the following mental health difficulties: anxiety, withdrawn or feeling isolated, having challenging and disturbing behaviour, self-harming, depression, eating disorder, and substance misuse.
Sensory and/or Physical
- Visual impairment (VI)
- Hearing impairment (HI)
- Multi-sensory impairment (MSI)
- Physical disability (PD)
If you have any concerns or would like to discuss anything further, please contact your child’s class teacher and Mrs Wade, SENDCo.
Link to Bradford County Council Local Offer Page
At Addingham Primary School we use a range of interventions in school to support pupils with their learning. The intervention and delivery will depend on the needs of the child. These include:
- IDL English
- Targeted Intervention and pre-teaching to support gaps in learning
- Daily reading / phonics catch up programmes
- Pastoral /Nurture Support
- Well-being Workshops
- Use of Sensory Space
- ‘Jungle Journey’, ‘Speed Up’ and ‘Write from the Start’ motor skill programmes
- Speech and Language Therapy interventions (based on need)
- Maths interventions to develop understanding of number e.g. Addicus
We currently use a dyslexia screener in school to identify pupils, who may have traits of dyslexia. Please note that this is not a diagnostic tool however, it supports staff and parents/carers in making further decisions in how best to support their child with their learning. For further information about this, please contact Mrs. Wade or your child’s class teacher.
Social, Emotional & Mental Health Needs
We have a range of services in school to support pupils with their SEMH needs. These include Nurture Groups and Pastoral Support with Mrs Field, and individual or group work with Mr Storton our health mentor. We have access to Educational Psychologists, initially via an online ‘hub’ meeting for further advice and support for pupils within school. We also support young people and families by working with ‘Early Help’ support service.
Information about Bradford Early Help: What is Early Help | Bradford Council
At Addingham Primary School, we promote very strong links with our specialist teachers and Educational Psychologist for our local area, who regularly visit school to work with pupils and provide staff with further advice and training. We also access a wide range of services from the NHS such as speech and language therapists, community paediatrics, occupational therapists etc., who provide parents/carers and staff in school with the right information to meet pupils’ needs.
If you have concerns regarding speech and language therapy, physical/medical needs, autistic spectrum conditions, ADD/ADHD, cognition and learning or anything, please contact Mrs Wade for further advice and/or consult the pages below:
Airedale NHS trust Children’s services inc. Child Development Centre Children's services - Airedale NHS Foundation Trust (airedale-trust.nhs.uk)
Autism & ADD/ADHD
Below are some useful websites and organisations that may provide support and further understanding of your child’s needs. Please speak to Mrs Wade if you require further support and/or information.
Airedale and Wharfedale Autism Resource (AWARE) Airedale and Wharfedale Autism Resource - ilkley.org
Speech & Language Therapy:
We aim to support and prepare pupils as much as possible for their transition to secondary school. We have strong links with local secondary schools and transitions are planned for carefully with secondary school staff. If you would like to discuss transition for your child, please contact Mrs Wade.
News & Events
We are developing a sensory space within school to support those pupils, who require further support in meeting their communication and interaction needs. We have adapted a small teaching room and have begun to collect resources to use within this space. This is an ongoing project and would welcome any suggestions/donations of equipment to support this room.