In order to meet the needs of each individual child, we adapt the curriculum and learning environment for pupils with SEND. This is done in consultation with parents/carers, other professionals and the children themselves. Teachers are well skilled at adapting teaching to meet the diverse range of needs and abilities of the pupils in each class, using a range of strategies to develop pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills. Daily planning takes into account individual pupil’s needs and requirements. Differentiation is approached in a range of ways to support access and ensure that all pupils can experience success and challenge in their learning.
Examples of how we may adapt the curriculum and learning environment:
- Individualised planning and a modified curriculum for those children who are working significantly below their peers
- Standardised visual timetables in all classrooms to support children to organise their day and develop their independence
- A variety of teaching styles e.g. active lessons
- Adult support – this could be in-class support, small group work or 1:1 support
- Visual supports such as ‘now and then’ boards or checklists to make tasks more manageable
- Small group work interventions to support a range of needs
- Resources to support gross and fine motor skills
- Sensory space
More details on how we adapt information, our environment and curriculum can be found in the Accessibility Plan which you can find in the School Policies section of our website.