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All you need to know about supporting your child with Special Educational Needs

What do you need to know about interventions for your child? 

 

At Gilmour Junior School we have different waves of intervention –they are based on Quality First Teaching in the classroom and we

always try to make sure that in a warm and inclusive environment your child will be able to thrive.

 

To intervene or not? That is the question…

All children at our school are entitled to be educated alongside their peers with reasonable adjustments made for their learning and social needs. The majority of this is delivered in the mainstream classroom and supported with separate breaks and lunchtimes, a separate breakout area for children on the yard at lunchtime and additional support through clubs and parental support groups.

 

What are the interventions?

In working with you, we may find that your child needs more support. This comes under 4 categories:

 

  • Cognition and Learning
  • Communication and Interaction
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health
  • Physical and Sensory Needs

 

Wave 2

At this point, you might find that your child goes onto a monitoring list to see if the adjustments we make in class, or through a small group approach makes a difference to their learning, wellbeing and

engagement. This happens for 10 weeks and is then reviewed by the class teacher with the subject leads and the SENDCo.

 

If your child has made sufficient progress, we will continue to monitor but would expect them to be applying their learning and strategies in class and in their friendships on the playground – this is a very important time so that we can celebrate success but also make changes if the child needs them.

Communication with you is very important to us at all stages.

 

The Third Wave

In WAVE 3, we look at more focussed 1:1 support through external agencies and Individual Plans which may lead to an Education Health Care Plan.

It is important that we know whether these interventions are helping the children develop the skills to build resilience, make the steps of progress expected of them and also to address when this is not the case.

 

Multi sensory spelling activities

Social, Emotional and Mental Health Support

Useful links to support well being during this troubling time

There many fantastic resources that can help support emotional well being. Liverpool Learning Partnership have compiled a helpful list which you can find by following the link below 

https://wakelet.com/wake/564d7bc8-4bc9-462f-a9e1-2deb03150c3f

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