Occupational therapy programme run by anyone with enthusiasm. Identification of needs booklet, range of resource cards to tackle areas of need and some resources on a CD. All self-explanatory, easy to run and effective in tackling underlying barriers to learning.
I am a SENCo in a primary school.This is a resource that is easily available to buy on the internet, with many links to research if a search is done on the internet. This resource was recommended at an AET training session and by the County's Communication and Interaction Team. The resource helps teach social interaction and supports the pupils' emotional responses to situations.
Number of pupils within the school and who have an EHCP are missing out on activities that the local special school provides. Therefore, we worked together with the school to arrange an agreement whereby we can send children from our mainstream school to the special school once or twice a week, so that they can experience these activities. The Special School also send some of their children to us who may need support with any transition into a mainstream school.
An A3 sheet of paper which includes the classroom name, all 4 areas of need and the resources the school offers for each wave. Teachers are encouraged to make note of a child on a sheet (working document). Teachers each have a sheet attached to the back of a clipboard door. This process has helped teachers support the children moving along the waves.
GCSE Courses start in year 9, and they have reduced the number of subjects, this provides students with more time per subject. Not led by EBAC – students who struggle with English are not required to take another language, instad the focus is on English. Teaching assistants are not attached to a child, they are attached to a group of learners, for example, SEN, DV, LAC.
2x ½ days for vulnerable/anxious pupils that focus on self-esteem/resilience/treasure hunt. Do a “worry postcard” which his introduced to the key worker. Also, a speed dating style day meeting all primary SENCO to have overview of pupils who have been accepted into year 7. Allows to forward plan.
We use this resource for the assessment of early number, computation and vocabulary for lower attaining children. It identifies areas of need and provides targeted teaching ideas through 'Sandwell Maths'.
We identify students throughout school, ourselves and through access assessments who need/might need readers and/or scribes. We then intervene with them to teach them to touch type and use screen reading software/ Read and Write Gold.
Fred Fox is an effective programme when a small group of up to 8 children are taken out 4 times a week for about 45 minutes. It is about using the outdoor environment and what it has to offer, especially for those children who find the confines of the indoor classroom a challenge. Learning outdoors is more memorable; it is calmer and more fun in the woods. The programme is however highly structured with clear goals. It is aimed at Year 1 and 2 children who are struggling with phonics.