Other Types of Need
In addition to Special Educational Needs, being a Looked After Child or requiring additional Nurture & Care, children may have other specific needs.
Examples may be:
English as an additional language (EAL) -
Having English as a second language will not automatically cause a child to have additional needs, as some children are fluent in more than one language. However, some children may arrive with very little or no English; in these cases, we assess the child's understanding and put in place support as appropriate. This may include support for the child's parents and wider family, so that they can develop their own understanding of the English language and therefore be able to support their child.
If required, the school can help families have key documents translated into other languages.
Having a disability should not prevent a child from participating in school life and accessing the range of opportunities we have available. If you have a child with disabilities and have concerns or questions, then do please arrange a time to come and discuss these with us. The Headteacher or Special Educational Needs & Disability Coordinator (SENCo) will be happy to help.
Speech & Language -
Some children need additional support with developing their speech and language skills. As well as the external support we can access from the county, we employ our own staff to support this specific area of need.
We have two members of staff with training to help children develop their speech and language skills. Depending upon need, we usually have sessions running 5 days a week.
If you feel your child has a specific need, whether or not it is listed on our website, do feel free to arrange a time to come in and discuss this with Miss Fuller, our SENCo.