SEND

Meeting our Children’s Needs
At Dean Field Community Primary we provide learning, which meets the needs of every child. Like most schools, we have a number of pupils who have additional educational needs. Such needs may include:
• Learning difficulties
• Communication difficulties
• Medical conditions
• Behavioural issues

Children with additional or special educational needs may need extra help and support from us and here at Dean Field we have a dedicated team of staff which include Learning Mentors, support assistants and other adults who, alongside class teachers, will provide support for those children who have additional educational needs.
SEND Policy
SEND Information Report
SEND Information for Parents Leaflet

To ensure that children’s individual needs are met and the necessary support is given, we liaise with a range of agencies such as the NHS Physiotherapy Team, Speech & Language Therapy Service, Occupational Therapy, Hearing Impairment Team, The Autistic Spectrum Disorder Team and many more.
Links to

SALT Communication Top Tips Leaflet

Useful websites
https://www.afasic.org.uk/
http://www.talkingpoint.org.uk/
https://www.ican.org.uk/
http://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/resources/resources/resources-for-parents/
http://www.cht.nhs.uk/services/clinical-services/childrens-therapy-services/childrens-speech-and-language-therapy/

SEND Interventions
Dean Field provides a range of additional interventions and strategies to help our pupils with their difficulties. Including:
Cognition and Learning

‘Read Write Inc.’

Read Write Inc. Phonics teaches children to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension. They learn to form each letter, spell correctly, and compose their ideas step-by-step.
‘Numicon’

A multi-sensory resource which encourages an understanding of number and arithmetic relationships. It also helps to reinforce the use of number in real-life contexts.
‘Times Tables Rock Stars’

On online way to practice times tables which can be accessed in school and at home.
‘Accelerated Reader’

Accelerated Reader engages children, motivates reading practice and improves reading progress. A child reads a book, takes an online quiz, and gets immediate feedback. Children respond to regular feedback and are motivated to make progress with their reading skills.
‘Jump Ahead’
Is a motor programme that which is a structured, graded intervention to develop all the underlying movement skills a child need for confidence and progress in the classroom.

Communication and Interaction
‘Let’s Talk’

Is a programme that aims to maximize young children’s communicative potential by encouraging speaking, listening and language skills.

Social, Emotional and Mental Health
‘Forest School’

Forest School is an inspirational process that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees. It’s a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.

‘Social Stories’
These stories, which can be a written or visual, guide describing various social interactions, situations, behaviours, skills or concepts to support those children who don’t understand them.
‘Lego Therapy’
Is a structured, group intervention designed to help children learn and practise social skills.

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