What is our approach to teaching children with SEND?
At St Edward’s CE Primary School, children with SEND receive an inclusive, aspirational and carefully sequenced curriculum which is broad and balanced. Support for children with SEND needs is based on true inclusion. Tasks are scaffolded, prior learning is clear and expectations are set out in smaller steps if needed. All children have equal access to resources, provision and interventions as needed. Regular assessment and careful tracking of individual children ensures every child continues to make progress regardless of their level of ability.
Staff are clear that pupils should not miss foundation curriculum time in order to complete interventions. Instead, careful timetabling, planned support and scaffolding is used to ensure pupils keep up rather than catch up. Children with SEND are encouraged to be independent, strategies are put in place to ensure pupils don’t become “stuck” but also so that they do not become reliant on only being able to start or complete a piece of work if sat with an adult. There may however, be circumstances where the special educational provision goes beyond the differentiated approaches and learning arrangements normally provided as part of high quality, personalised teaching. It may take the form of additional support within the school setting or require involvement of specialist staff or support services.