SEND Provision at Foxhole Learning Academy
SEND – stands for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. These needs may be very broad, varying from difficulties in literacy/maths to diagnosed conditions.
Foxhole Learning Academy has pupils with a variety of needs and we support them successfully. We do this in a variety of ways including extra adult support during lessons, extra time to learn the skills needed to make progress, with either the class teaching assistant or in focused out of class groups. We ensure that our pupils can access whole class teaching. We also ask for and encourage support from outside agencies such as: Speech and Language therapists, Occupational therapists, Educational Psychologist and other appropriate support services. We offer interventions that support and engage our pupils such as Lego Therapy and games clubs.
Who is the SENDCO?
Charlotte Jane is our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCO). The SENDCO’s job, alongside your child’s class teacher and a team of teaching assistants, is to co-ordinate and support personalised additional help that pupils may need both in and outside of school and to ensure that individual support plans are effective in supporting your child to achieve their personal best.
How can we support your children?
It might be that you are worrying that your child seems to be struggling now or more than they have in the past. In the first instance you should communicate your concerns to your child’s class teacher. We try to communicate with you at all times and teachers will speak to you if they are concerned your child is not making the anticipated progress. We will complete an initial referral form which we will discuss and share with you. This form will allow us to use a range of support strategies suitable for your child and conduct further observations to provide targeted support.
If you have any concerns about your child then please speak to the class teacher in the first instance or Miss Jane, our SENDCO.
If your child does need further support you will be invited to meet your child’s class teacher to discuss the best methods for supporting your child with the challenges they are facing. This may include support at home. This is written down in a plan called a Support Plan. You may also receive a letter asking for permission for your child to be part of a group. These groups run during the school day and provide your child with extra practise and support with skills that they may find challenging. There are a range of different types of support and activities and these are determined by the level and type of need your child has. At Foxhole Learning Academy we believe in promoting pupil independence, resilience, perseverance and self-belief. We see these as key skills for life.
Miss Jane will have regular meetings with you to review the progress of your child. If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), then there will be an Annual Review which you be asked to attend. We also believe the pupil voice should have a strong presence.