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What specialist provision is available for my child?

We employ a range of interventions to support students identified with SEND or have needs identified by baseline testing or by other means. This may include: additional in-class support; one-to-one support; small group work; access to specific resources; mentoring; counselling and access to a wide range of outside agencies.

Intervention can involve ongoing learning provision throughout the year or short term blocks of intensive learning provision over a number of weeks. It may be daily or weekly depending on need. Provision can also take place at different times in the day: before school, during school and after school. Additionally, some students work on their additional provision (work) at home. This is then followed up by regular progress checks and extra support if required.

Specialist provision that is currently available at Greenfield is as follows:

Literacy: Active Literacy Kit and Units of Sound are used to help improve students reading and spelling

www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk and http://www.unitsofsound.com/

Numeracy: We use Symphony Maths; Dyscalculia materials and Numeracy Workout to support students who have numeracy difficulties 

www.dyscalculia.me.uk/index and http://symphonylearning.com/overview/

From the Question Level Analysis of the 2016 SAT's we have identified areas of weakness in the students that we work in interventions with. We are planning individual students work with these areas in mind.

Social Communication Groups: students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and other students who find social communication difficult join in blocks of intervention to support their needs. Talkabout resources are used to help deliver the provision.

Handwriting: our interventions are based on the ‘Speed Up!’ kinaesthetic handwriting programme and ‘Start Right Stay Write’ programme. Additionally other resources are used in order to personalise the intervention for individual students if it is required. Students are expected to practise at home.

Keyboard Skills: this usually runs alongside handwriting withdrawal work but is personalised and tailored depending on the needs of the students requiring this support. Intervention usually takes the form of blocks of work with additional work carried out at home using a typing tutor programme.

Dyspraxia: Developmental Coordination Difficulties (DCD): where required, we carry out exercise sessions as devised by specialists such as Tree Tops.