Cognition and Learning Needs
- Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
- Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) – dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia
Type of support/provision made at Farne Primary School
- We support access to the curriculum and to develop the skills for independent learning e.g. through changes to classroom environments, use of IT, support staff, specific interventions etc.
- We use a wide range of resources to promote multi-sensory, practical, creative and independent learning.
- Staff seek specialists advice and the expertise from SENTASS (Special Educational Needs Teaching and Support Service) to ensure the needs of children are clearly identified.
- Additional processing/thinking time for responding to questions, completing tasks, sharing ideas.
- We assess pupils for access arrangements for SATs testing and provide appropriate arrangements.
- Differentiated curriculum and resources to enable pupils to make progress.
- Strategies to promote and develop literacy and mathematical skills with increasing independence.
- Small group or 1:1 targeted intervention programmes are delivered to pupils to improve reading, writing and maths skills.
- Small group differentiated daily phonics teaching for Reception, Key Stage 1 and some key Stage 2 pupils at their level of phonic acquisition.
- Along with first quality teaching and interventions we also use IT based programmes used to reduce barriers to learning where possible e.g. R.M Maths.
- Use of support materials and resources such as Numicon.
- Provision of table top resources to promote independence and ensure that learning is multi-sensory and practical.
- Strategies and resources to support dyslexic pupils eg. coloured overlays for reading, word banks to support spelling of key words.
Updated September '17