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How does St Stephen & All Martyrs’ help my child if they have difficulties with Learning?


Wave One – Universal – All Pupils

  • Quality first teaching and graduated approach throughout school
  • Differentiated curriculum planning, activities, delivery & outcomes
  • Individual target setting for numeracy, reading and writing
  • Working walls
  • Learning objectives & Success criteria clearly communicated
  • In-class targeted teacher support
  • In-class Teaching assistant support within class teaching(small group or individual)
  • Group guided reading with class teacher or teaching assistant
  • Structured Phonics programme (daily)
  • Online personalised Bug Club reading scheme
  • Peer and self-assessment
  • Learning style awareness- visual, auditory, kinaesthetic approach
  • Language For literacy programme
  • Termly Pupil Progress monitoring
  • Reporting to Parents (November & March)
  • Written report (July)
  • Use of ICT, whiteboards. I-pads, laptops, PC’s
  • Improved provision of outdoor learning environment
  • Access to lunchtime clubs
  • Access to extra curricula activities
  • WOW events e.g. visiting theatre
  • Whole school policies:Teaching & learning
  • SEND policy

Wave Two – Interventions – In addition to Universal Provision

  • Concerns noted by class teacher & progress carefully monitored
  • In-class additional targeted teacher support
  • In-class additional Teaching assistant support within class teaching(small group or individual)
  • Pre-teaching of vocabulary and concepts
  • Opportunities for over learning
  • Additional intervention(s) discussed at Pupil progress meeting to address lack of progress/ barriers to learning
  • Numicon / Numeracy/ Year 6 Numeracy booster groups, 1:1 numeracy support / Key Stage One Phonics Catch up/ Y2 SATS Literacy Support/
  • Consultation with Numeracy Co-ordinator, Literacy co-ordinator & Achievement for all Co-ordinator to determine intervention / level needed
  • Parents informed of intervention agreed on, progress and outcomes
  • Initial assessments for interventions
  • Targets and outcomes agreed with co-ordinator, class teacher, teacher / teaching assistant providing intervention, parents, child
  • Timed interventions
  • Additional us of visual and practical resources
  • Impact of intervention measured
  • Access to laptops

Wave Three – Special Educational Needs – In addition to Universal Provisions and Following Interventions

  • Additional Special needs provision mapping by Special Needs Coordinator for all pupils on the Special Needs register
  • Parents informed of continuing needs and next steps for Special Needs support
  • Advice & support from Special Needs Coordinator/ other agencies
  • Specialist teacher (Specific Learning difficulties) interventions (one to one & small group support) for reading, reading comprehension & spelling
  • Numeracy teacher interventions
  • Individual provision / education plan and desired outcomes agreed at least termly
  • Initial assessments for interventions
  • Targets and outcomes agreed with SENCo, class teacher, specialist teacher, parents, child
  • Timed interventions
  • Additional use of visual and practical resources
  • Impact of intervention measured
  • Review of provision with parents, class teacher, specialist teacher & involved agencies at least termly
  • Access to laptops
  • Additional use of special needs visual and practical resources
  • Involvement of Outside agencies:
  • Ladywood Outreach Service advise & deliver 1:1 intervention programme
  • Educational Psychologist-assessment, advice & recommendations
  • One to one provision by Special Needs assistants for pupils with a statement of special educational need
  • Annual review for pupils with a statement of SEN/ Education Health & Care Plan
  • Views of families and child/ young person reflected

How does St Stephen & All Martyrs’ help my child if they have difficulties with behaviour?

Wave One – Universal – All Pupils

  • Consistent, positive discipline policy based on rights, rules, responsibilities and encouraging good choices
  • Whole school rules, rewards & consequences
  • Yellow & red traffic light system
  • Clear, consistent whole school expectations and aspirations
  • Star of the Week awards systems
  • Bee (KS1) and Star (KS2) reward system
  • ‘I caught you being good’ cards
  • Loss of Break or Lunchtime-(Time out with Learning Mentor to reflect on incidents)
  • Playtime intervention
  • Conflict resolution
  • Calming room
  • Social & emotional aspects of Learning (PHSCE)
  • Playground Pals
  • Lunchtime Peer Mediators
  • Learning Mentor support
  • Policies: Discipline, Anti Bullying, Child Protection. E Safety
  • Bereavement support

Wave Two – Interventions – In addition to Universal Provision

  • Individual reward charts
  • Monitoring by Learning Mentor
  • Prompt and reminder cards
  • Home/school diary
  • Time out
  • Individual working station
  • Social skills programme delivered by Learning Mentor
  • Self-esteem programme delivered by Learning Mentor

Wave Three – Special Educational Needs – In addition to Universal and Following Interventions

  • Behaviour interventions led by Learning Mentor
  • Buddy support
  • Behaviour Support Service- advice, recommendations, work with parents/carers
  • Parenting Courses
  • Educational Psychologist-assessment, advice & recommendations
  • Child And Mental Health Service (CAMHS)- assessment, advice & recommendations
  • Children’s opportunity group

How Does St Stephen & All Martyrs’ help my child if they have difficulties with Physical/Medical needs?

Wave OneUniversalAll Pupils

  • Register of Sensory/physical/ medical needs
  • Staff made aware of needs/impairment / disability / medication or emergency treatment or procedures
  • Whole staff training for emergency treatment e.g. Epipen use
  • Appropriately trained staff e.g. Paediatric first aider, First aider At work
  • Administration of medicines procedures e.g. Consent form

Wave TwoInterventions – In addition to Universal Provision

  • Involvement of Sensory Support Service
  • Use of on-site Sensory room
  • Advice/recommendations from school nursing team/ medical team/ sensory support team
  • Health Care plan /Risk assessment in place
  • Training for named staff for administration of medication (Insulin)
  • Staff follow recommendations from the medical team
  • Specialist pencils, pencil grips

Wave ThreeSpecial Educational Needs – In addition to Universal Provision & Following Interventions

Involvement of outside services:

  • Health professional visits, advice, and recommendations- school nurse, GP, Paediatrician, occupational therapist etc…

How Does St Stephen & All Martyrs’ help my child if they have difficulties with going to secondary school?

Wave OneUniversalAll Pupils

  • Transition visits at the end of the term for all pupils
  • Visits from staff from feeder secondary schools
  • Visits to local secondary schools to participate in activities and intake days
  • Head of Year/Form teacher to attend meetings with the class teacher
  • Exchange of data
  • Open evenings

Wave TwoInterventionsIn addition to Universal Provision

  • Additional visits to secondary school accompanied by Learning Mentor
  • Support to parents in liaising with secondary school to discuss concerns and provision

Wave ThreeSpecial Educational Needs – In addition to universal provision & Following Interventions

  • Transition booklets / programme at the end of each term for pupils with statement of needs/ Education, health & care plan Additional visits to secondary school arranged by Special Needs Coordinator
  • Specific transitional activities & teaching to prepare by Ladywood Outreach service
  • Support to parents in liaising with secondary school to discuss concerns and provision