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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
  • Read, Write Inc structured Phonics programme (one hour 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/Fresh Start Phonics programme/ Key Stage One phonics Catch up/ Y2 SATS Literacy Support/ After school Numeracy & writing Clubs,
  • Consultation with Numeracy Co-ordinator, Read Write Inc Coordinator, Literacy coordinator & Pupil Premium Coordinator to determine intervention / level needed
  • Parents informed of intervention agreed on, progress and outcomes
  • Initial assessments for interventions
  • Targets and outcomes agreed with coordinator, 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 provision & 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 programmes
  • Educational Psychologist-assessment, advice & recommendations
  • One to one provision by Special Needs assistants for pupils with 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 Thomas Halliwell Help My Child If They Have Difficulties With Communication And Interaction?

Wave One

Universal

All Pupils

  • Differentiated curriculum planning, activities, delivery & outcomes e.g. simplified language, key words
  • Structured school & class routines
  • Use of visuals/ICT
  • Talking partners

Wave Two

Interventions

(In addition to universal provision)

  • Visual timetables
  • Early years Speech & language programme for Reception & Nursery
  • ICT programmes for vocabulary & grammar
  • Additional language skills interventions for pupils with English as an additional language
  • Dual language intervention for international new arrivals
  • Individual working station
  • Advice & resources from ELKLAN trained teaching assistant Mrs Murphy

Wave Three

Special Educational Needs

(In addition to universal provision & following interventions)

  • Intervention groups by ELKLAN trained teaching assistant
  • WELCOMME Intervention
  • Talkabout programmes

Involvement of outside agencies:

  • Speech & Language therapy(SALT) clinic based intervention /
  • School based programme delivered by Special Needs assistant
  • Ladywood Outreach Service advise & deliver 1:1 intervention

How Does St Thomas Halliwell 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 card system
  • Clear, consistent whole school expectations and aspirations
  • Star and House awards systems
  • Class Snake and ladder point reward system
  • Golden Time
  • Loss of Golden Time-(Time out with Learning Mentor to reflect on incidents)
  • Playtime intervention
  • Conflict resolution
  • Calming room
  • Social & emotional aspects of Learning (SEAL)
  • 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
  • Self-esteem programme
  • Anger management programme

Wave Three

Special Educational Needs

(In addition to universal provision & following interventions)

  • Behaviour interventions led by Pastoral Lead
  • Buddy support
  • Behaviour Support Service- advice, recommendations, work with parents/carers
  • One to none programme of support
  • Parenting Courses
  • Educational Psychologist-assessment, advice & recommendations
  • Child And Mental Health Service (CAMHS)- assessment, advice & recommendations
  • Children’s opportunity group

How Does St Thomas Halliwell Help My Child If They Have Difficulties With Physical/Medical Needs?

Wave One

Universal

All 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 Two

Interventions

(In addition to universal provision)

  • Involvement of Sensory Support Service
  • 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 medical team
  • Specialist pencils, pencil grips

Wave Three

Special 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 Thomas Halliwell Help My Child If They Have Difficulties With Going To Secondary School?

Wave One

Universal

All Pupils

  • Transition visits at the end of 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 class teacher
  • Exchange of data
  • Open  evenings

Wave Two

Interventions

(In 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 Three

Special 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, heath & 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
Last Updated On April 25, 2019