Sensory and Physical Needs

  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Visual Impairment (VI)
  • Multi-sensory impairment
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Medical Needs

Type of support/provision made at Farne Primary School:

  • Staff work with specialists from outside of school such as the Local Authorities Sensory Impaired Service and advice and guidance is acted upon to ensure barriers to success are reduced or removed.
  • Strategies and programmes of work from the Occupational Therapy Service are followed for children with physical difficulties to support the development of gross and fine motor skills in the classroom and around school.
  • Physical aids or resources where necessary or where advised by specialists eg, pencil grips, spring scissors, therapy putty (each class has a SEN Toolkit and access to a fidget bag and the sensory area.)
  • Staff have attended the Sensational Classroom training.
  • We provide support with personal and intimate care if and when needed.
  • We make every effort to be as accessible as possible, for example, disabled toilet facilities, accessible ramps into school (See Accessibility Plan).
  • Our staff understand and apply the medicine administration policy. Designated first aid trained staff are assigned to break, lunchtimes, trips or visits, etc. (See Administering Medicines Policy).
  • Additional handwriting support through targeted intervention programmes eg. Write from the start.
  • One-to-one or small group support for gross and fine motor skills in the classroom as and when required.
  • Alternative ways of recording ideas, writing and investigations.
Updated September 2019