Small classes mean that teachers get to know all children really well. They provide the most appropriate work to enable all children to make the most progress with their learning. Teachers use lots of different strategies to remove barriers for learning for every child.
• Differentiated learning materials
• Access to ICT and Technology
• Additional in class support
• Additional out of class support (small group or 1:1 support)
• Many enrichment and enjoyment opportunities to stimulate and motivate learning such as music lessons.
• Flexible groupings – including small group support work
• An innovative, engaging and supportive curriculum
• Consistency across all staff including the appropriate use of rewards and sanctions
• Assessment procedures that emphasise pupils’ strengths and achievements
• Applications during national testing at Key Stage 2 to obtain access arrangements as appropriate.
Teachers complete on going assessments focused on your child's and with you will set outcomes for the next term and a half which we can work together to help your child achieve. Teachers are responsible for:
Remain responsible for working with the child on a daily basis.
Where the interventions involve group or one-to-one teaching away from the main classroom or subject teacher;
The Support Team
Mrs Roche is the leader of the Support Team. Support staff (HLTA/LSA/TAs) are an important part of the St Francis' whole school approach to SEND. They work in partnership with the classroom/subject teacher and the SENDCo to deliver pupil outcomes and narrow gaps in performance.
The teaching teams, when planning decide how they deploy teaching assistants depending on the needs of the children. The support they give is focused on the
achievement of specific outcomes within the graduated approach to SEND support, agreed with parents in the context of high quality teaching overall.
The St Francis' Support Staff:
Staff attend training regularly. We will respond quickly to any new need that we find within school.
We also have staff in school who have been trained as Childline Counsellors and MENCAP respite workers.